Top Boxer David Haye has said in a recent interview that his ideal bout shortly is a fight with Anthony Joshua, current IBF, and WBA belt holder.
He did, however, admit that his current upcoming fight with Tony Bellew would probably be his last bout if he were to lose, a bout which comes up on the 17th of December, 2017 at the O2 arena in London. Haye was injured during the pair’s previous meeting which was stopped in the 11th round.
37-year-old Haye saw this bout with Bellew as a chance at revenge and redemption and said in an interview with TALKSPORT that he is confident in the proposed bout with Joshua coming to fruition.
“That would be the perfect goal to strive towards,” said Haye.
“I have quite some bouts coming up, so does Anthony Joshua.” “If we are victorious in those bouts then I can see myself squaring up vs. Joshua in a big stadium”. “That would be surreal.”
Bellew My Main Focus – David Hayes
“However my main focus is this upcoming bout against Tony Bellew, if I can’t win that, then I will have to just bin those aspirations.”
“Let me just put this on record that my career will be officially over if I do not win this particular fight.” “If I can’t beat Tony Bellew in December then it’s over for me.”
Haye also noted that a strenuous win over his opponent could still see him hang up his gloves. “Even if I were to defeat Bellew but only managed to pull through physically, I would still consider retiring because realistically I can’t then get in the ring with someone who is ten years younger, weighs less and is in the form of his life with a 100% Knockout record”.