David Haye Calls Out Tyson Fury After Beating Joe Fournier

Published 09/11/2021, 8:30 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 01: Tyson Fury reacts after fighting to a draw with Deontay Wilder during the WBC Heavyweight Championship at Staples Center on December 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)


David Haye is back to the winning track after a gap of over five years. Following a win over Arnold Gjergjaj in 2016, his latest win came against Joe Fournier. However, ‘Haye’ has already aimed at bigger names for his future, including WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

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In the post-fight interview of his recent bout, Haye called out Fury, teasing a fantasy fight that had allured several people in the past. With both men coming in from the UK, David Haye and Tyson Fury have held the world heavyweight titles at some point in their careers. So, many had envisioned them locking horns.

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The two had even evoked harsh feelings back in the days, citing a gruesome in-ring scrap. Moreover, as Haye and Fury are technically sound, they could have unveiled an interesting fight. Although it never happened when it should have, David Haye still seems interested in testing himself against Tyson Fury.

In the post-fight interview, he said, “That big fat dosser, I know what he can’t handle. I’m his kryptonite. I know he’s dodging Anthony Joshua because he doesn’t want that work, I’ll give it to him. The fans want to see it.”

However, ‘The Gypsy King’ has way bigger names ahead. Thus, a call-out from the 40-year-old Haye may not intrigue him to step up. Furthermore, Tyson Fury has the WBC world title to defend and Haye is nowhere near attaining that shot.

Hence, it’s bizarre to picture Tyson Fury go against David Haye at this time. Nevertheless, as exhibition matchups have brought lifelines to several fantasy fights, we might see ‘The Gypsy King’ clash with ‘Hayemaker’; somewhere down the line.

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Can David Haye have another run in the heavyweight division?

Despite a successful return, this win will not be counted as a legitimate accolade in Haye’s career. To make things clear, the Briton had lost to Tony Bellew back-to-back before hanging his gloves. As of now, he has a win against Fournier to flaunt, but that wouldn’t intimidate any of the modern-age A-listed heavyweights.

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The current heavyweight division is extremely deep, with the likes of Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury plying their trade. Besides, there are several more looming contenders eagerly waiting for a shot at gold. Thus, it will be smart of Haye to remain inactive, or he may fall prey to the youngsters.

Do you think David Haye should continue boxing?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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