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David Haye vs Joe Fournier Tips - Hayes to win in 1-4 rounds
- Eight-round heavyweight contest set at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida on Saturday night (02:30 BST on Sunday)
- Haye is a former cruiserweight and heavyweight world champion
- Haye makes a comeback after retiring in 2018
- Fournier is unbeaten in 9 fights in pro boxing
David Haye and Joe Fournier pose during a press conference ahead of their fight on September 11 (Eric Espada/Getty Images)
If David Haye takes this seriously he should make quick work of his return fight.
'The Hayemaker' claims he is planning on teaching his ‘overconfident billionaire buddy’ a lesson in the ring. But is all of this ‘rivalry’ for show? If Haye is a man of his word this may not last long.
Haye retired in 2018 after admitting he did not have it in him to fight at the top level. The London native became a world champion for the first time in November 2007 when he stopped Jean-Marc Mormeck.
He made one defence of his WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine cruiserweight titles in March 2008. Haye destroyed Enzo Maccarinelli inside two rounds to add the WBO belt to his collection.
He then stepped up to heavyweight and after stopping Monte Barrett in his debut, he outboxed Russian giant Nikolai Valuev over 12 rounds to win the WBA title in November 2009. Haye retained that title twice, stopping John Ruiz and Audley Harrison, but lost a unification clash with Wladimir Klitschko in July 2011.
He bounced back with a stoppage win over Derek Chisora and, after a three-plus year absence, he recorded quickfire wins over a couple of journeymen fighters. 'The Hayemaker' suffered a serious injury as he was sensationally knocked out in the 11th round by Tony Bellew in his next outing.
Haye lasted only five rounds when they fought in the rematch a year later, and shortly after the fight he announced his retirement.
Fournier has an unbeaten 9-0 record as a professional boxer, with one fight ending in a No Contest.
However, Fournier has fought nobody of note during his career and most of his outings have been in the Dominican Republic.
The 38-year-old businessman ended a five-year retirement in April. He knocked out reggae singer Reykon on the undercard of the Triller promoter Paul vs Askren event.
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