Ryan Kavanaugh Reveals How David Haye and Joe Fournier Agreed to Their Fight at a Party

Published 09/08/2021, 8:19 AM EDT


This weekend, David Haye will make his first pro-boxing appearance after a three-year hiatus from the game. He will lock horns with Joe Fournier in an 8-round heavyweight contest. This fight came to life abruptly, as no one expected Haye to return to the sport by any means. But do you know the real story behind this fight coming to life?

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Recently, Triller promoter Ryan Kavanaugh spoke exclusively to Sky Sports and spilled the beans on how Haye and Fournier agreed to fight with each other. It happened at a party.

“Joe called me and said: ‘I want to call out David Haye – he thinks I’m getting too big for my boots!'”

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“I said: ‘You are, bro!'”

“They both say they will knock the other out with such conviction. They will be going full throttle.”

“They’re friends? That’s what makes this so crazy!”

“If David loses to his protege who fancies himself as a billionaire playboy? If Joe loses with all his trash talk?” he said.

Haye and Fournier entered a small heated battle at the party and the pair ended up challenging each other to a fight. Now, more than anyone else, they will be ready to go all out against each other in their 8-round slugfest. That said, with the added rift, this fight will unquestionably be one thrilling bout on Evander Holyfield vs Vitor Belfort’s card.

David Haye vs Joe Fournier – Who has an advantage in this fight?

David Haye, before moving out of the sport in 2018, was a true veteran who faced some of the best cruiserweights and heavyweights. However, his concluding years in the sport weren’t memorable. On the other hand, Fournier has 9 wins to his name, but all of them have arrived via T/KO.

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Citing that, Fournier definitely has the momentum as he’s been the active fighter. Hence, he’ll have an added advantage in this fight for obvious reasons. But if he underestimates Haye by any means, Fournier might put himself in deep trouble.

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It’ll be interesting to see how this fight plays out. Who will you be rooting for among the two?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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