Haye returns to boxing to face Joe Fournier

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Former world heavyweight champion boxer David Haye will return to the ring after a three-year absence to battle Joe Fournier subsequent month, the 40-year-old Briton stated on Thursday.

Haye, who received the world heavyweight title in 2009 when he beat Nikolai Valuev, retired in 2018 with a 28-4 document following a re-match defeat by fellow Englishman Tony Bellew.

He’ll face Fournier, an entrepreneur who moved into the nightclub trade earlier than making his skilled boxing debut in 2015. Fournier often competes within the light-heavyweight division and has a 9-0 document.

“This is not a comeback, that is about educating there are ranges in boxing. One should keep of their lane or threat getting flattened,” Haye stated, who can be a former world cruiserweight champion.

“I used to be the heavyweight champion of the world simply 10 years in the past. I am solely 40. Joe is delusional. Champions are born not purchased.”

The pair have agreed to an eight-round heavyweight battle on Sept. 11 on the Staples Heart in Los Angeles. The bout will happen on the undercard of Oscar De La Hoya’s comeback on the age of 48 in opposition to former UFC champion Vitor Belfort.

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