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David Haye set for boxing comeback at the age of 40 against Joe Fournier in Los Angeles

David Haye ‘set for boxing comeback at the age of 40 against Joe Fournier’ as British superstar takes slot on the undercard of Oscar De La Hoya’s big return bout with Vitor Belfort

  • David Haye is set to return to the boxing ring in September at the Staples Centre 
  • The former world heavyweight champion will lace up the gloves at the age of 40 
  • Reports claim he will feature on the undercard of Oscar De La Hoya vs Belfort 
  • Haye is set to face his friend Joe Fournier, who is two years his junior 

British boxing royalty David Haye will be making a comeback to the ring at the age of 40, according to reports.

Boxing legend Haye – a former heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion – has been penciled in to return for a bout on the undercard of Oscar De La Hoya’s big return at the age of 48 against Vitor Belfort.

Haye will go up against Joe Fournier in the famous Staples Centre in Los Angeles in September and, according to reports via ESPN, producers Triller have now stated that Haye vs Fournier will be an eight-round contest at heavyweight.

At the age of 40 David Haye is reportedly ready to return to the boxing ring in September

Haye hung up his gloves in 2018 though has kept himself in remarkable shape ever since

Haye hung up his gloves in 2018 though has kept himself in remarkable shape ever since

Triller staged Mike Tyson’s exhibition against Roy Jones Jr last year, and have shown a willingness to bring the big names of the sport back so that fans can see them in action one final time.

The event is set to take place on September 11 and will be a full pay-per-view package for fans wanting to get involved. 

Haye's last fight came against his rival Tony Bellew, who won their rematch fight in May 2018

Haye’s last fight came against his rival Tony Bellew, who won their rematch fight in May 2018

In 2018 Haye officially announced his retirement from the sport, following his re-match defeat against fellow Englishman Tony Bellew.

At the time Haye said he was ‘ready to close this chapter in my life’ but ‘this is not the end of my story – it’s simply the start of something new’.

Haye became European cruiserweight champion and went on to win the WBC, WBO and WBA world titles before stepping up to heavyweight.

Since hanging up his gloves ‘the Hayemaker’ has kept his body in extraordinary condition, and regularly keeps fans up to date on his progress in health and fitness via social media. 

Joe Fournier is two years younger than Haye and the duo are known to be good friends

Joe Fournier is two years younger than Haye and the duo are known to be good friends

Haye and Fournier, 38, are known to be friends, with Fournier having previously boxed on one of the Brit’s undercards back in 2016.

Fournier is an entrepreneur who initially moved into the nightclub industry and then became a pro boxer later in his career.

He made his debut in 2015 at the age of 32, and built up an unbeaten record competing mainly in the Dominican Republic.

Fournier had one victory in Belgium which was subsequently ruled a no contest after he tested positive for sibutramine – an appetite suppressant which has been discontinued in many countries. 

Haye and Fournier pictured attending the Lost In Space event to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the OMEGA Speedmaster together in April 2017

Haye and Fournier pictured attending the Lost In Space event to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the OMEGA Speedmaster together in April 2017



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