Former WBA heavyweight title holder David Haye believes that a clash with Anthony Joshua would be a huge capital affair in the UK but only if the he can make a successful return to the ring in the near future.
The 34 year-old is still talking up a comeback despite being out of action for almost three years after recovering from a serious shoulder injury that prevented him from facing undefeated rival Tyson Fury on two occasions.
Haye has watched on as fellow-Londoner Joshua racked up 13 straight wins all inside three rounds since turning pro and says the WBC-ranked number two contender has been moved the right way by his current promotional outfit.
‘His (Joshua’s) progress has been fantastic. Eddie Hearn and Matchroom have done a fantastic job manoeuvring his career in just the right way,” Haye told The Sun on the back of cautiously talking up a potential encounter.
“Whether it (a fight between us) happens or not depends on a lot of stuff. I’ve got to get back in the ring and he’s got to keep winning.
“We’re both from London – he’s from north and I’m from south and it would be a massive, massive affair,” added Haye.
Joshua in set to return to action on July 18 in Manchester on the undercard of Scott Quigg’s latest WBA super bantamweight title defence, whilst Haye still seems far away from making what would be his 29th appearance in a professional boxing ring.