Two-weight world champion David Haye has re-opened the door to fighting old adversary Tyson Fury, three years after two failed attempts left a sour taste in the mouth of British boxing.
Haye, 36, pulled out of their first clash in September 2013 due to a cut suffered during sparring before seriously injuring his shoulder months before their bout rescheduled for February 2014.
Fury had vowed never to offer Haye another chance once the dust had settled on their feud, although the ‘Hayemaker’ seems to think he could land the 28 year-old again if the money was right.
“There are rumblings of Tyson Fury making a comeback and if he does come back I’m sure he’ll want a pay day. Between the three of us (Me, Fury and Anthony Joshua) there are some big fights out there,” said Haye.
“But I think the excitement and hype the fight with Tony Bellew will generate will light up the eyes of the champions out there, they’ll want a piece of that.”
On why he continued to fight despite saying he’d retire in 2011, Haye added: “I said when I was 10 years old I would retire before my 31st birthday but I didn’t envisage losing to Wladimir Klitschko.”
The Bellew fight is just under six weeks away, with victory potentially leading to a fight for Haye against Anthony Joshua in the late summer. Joshua must first come through a battle with Haye’s old foe Klitschko on April 29 at Wembley, which could see the 2012 Olympic champion unify the division in front of 90,000 fans.