The tale of the tape between Tyson Fury and David Haye: How two heavyweights compare in the aftermath of Deontay Wilder’s victory.
DAVID HAYE has stated that he is still ‘100% serious’ about taking on Tyson Fury.
Despite watching Fury brutally knock out Deontay Wilder in 11 spectacular rounds in Las Vegas, he remains undefeated.
Haye, who predicted the Gypsy King would lose to Wilder, returned to the ring in September after a three-year hiatus to defeat his friend Joe Fournier, 38, in an exhibition bout.
Following that, he called out Fury, revealing that it was the only fight for which he would return to professional boxing.
When Haye reflected on Wilder’s grueling trilogy battle defeat, he doubled down on the challenge once again.
He said to iFL TV: “It is completely serious.
“I stated that the only person for whom I would put my body through a comeback would be the world’s No. 1 heavyweight.
“If it wasn’t for the big one, there’s no reason I’d punish myself and do everything it takes to put myself in a position to give myself a shot.
JOIN SUN VEGAS AND RECEIVE A FREE £10 BONUS WITH THOUSANDS OF GAMES TO PLAY AND NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED (terms and conditions apply) “And it doesn’t get any greater than that; for good reason, I’d be a 1000/1 underdog.
“Hopefully, when Team Fury crunches the data, something in the next two months will happen where they’ll be looking for an opponent.
“I know how big-time boxing works, so when he figures out how much money a Hayemaker fight generates vs any of the other possibilities, even if they appear to be more respectable on paper, he knows it’s out there.”
Haye, 40, was supposed to face Fury, 33, in 2013, but he pulled out with a week to go due to a cut he had during training.
It was subsequently rescheduled for 2014, however the ex-champion withdrew once more, this time due to a shoulder ailment.
Haye returned in 2016, but his career was cut short following two losses against Tony Bellew, 38, only two years later.
So it came as a surprise when Fournier, whom he used to nurture and promote, was announced as his opponent.
It is completely serious. I stated that the only person for whom I would put my body through a comeback would be the world’s No. 1 heavyweight.
It went the whole eight rounds, but The Hayemaker utilized it more as a de-stressing exercise.
Fury’s father, John, recently challenged Haye to a bout, and afterwards chastised the heavyweight for his Las Vegas commentary.
On talkSPORT, John, 57, said: “Brinkwire Breaking News: I’m not…