David Haye, 40, admits he 'wouldn’t be able to resist' fighting Lennox Lewis, 55, after comeback against Joe Fournier

DAVID HAYE has admitted he 'wouldn’t be able to resist' fighting Lennox Lewis after his comeback against Joe Fournier.

The British boxing legend retired in 2018 after consecutive defeats to Tony Bellew and also losing his battle with injuries.


But fast forward three years, and Haye is set to return to the ring against millionaire businessman Fournier, who happens to be his best friend.

The close pals will settle an argument in the ring on September 11, the night Oscar De La Hoya, 48, also makes his comeback.

Haye, 40, has insisted the fight is nothing more than a brief cameo in the ring, to teach London nightclub mogul Fournier, 38, a lesson.

But, if all goes to plan and his ego is spiked, the former heavyweight champion refused to rule out an extended stay in the sport.

Haye told the Daily Mail: “Now I have to admit that if this goes great then exceptional circumstances could trigger another five to ten percent chance of me doing something more serious."

Asked who would be the irresistible opponent, he said: “Lennox. I’ve always idolised him.

“In all honesty, I wouldn’t be able to resist the honour of sharing a ring with this giant of the game who is not only one of the best heavyweights of all time but in my opinion arguably the greatest British boxer ever.”

Haye formerly promoted Fournier, a 9-0 light-heavyweight, and the pair were holidaying together in Mykonos just last month.

But it was there when a dispute broke out on who would win between them right now.

One phone call to Triller – who brought Mike Tyson out of retirement in November – and the best pals will put bragging rights on the line.

And Haye admitted if a stunning KO against Fournier puts him in line to then fight his idol Lewis, then so be it.

He said: "If knocking out Joe can help that happen then sorry, pal, I’ll have to get out the old Hayemaker.

"As they say, in boxing you can never say never again."

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