David Haye defeated Joe Fournier last night and then went on to call out the WBC champion
Last nght after 3 years out of the ring, David Haye returned to fight Joe Fournier showcased on Triller in Florida. Haye was last seen in the ring in 2018, when he faced Tony Bellew for the second time after a horrible ankle injury in the first fight. Bellew went on to defeat 'The Hayemaker' by knockout in the 5th round in that contest.
It was announced, earlier this year, that Haye would fight his long time friend and former sparring partner Fournier, who remains undefeated as a proessional as the California Commission declined to sanction the bout as a professional contest. The fight was set to happen over an eight round distance.
Haye made his trademark entrance to the ring, coming out to the ring music 'Aint no stopping us now' whilst wearing his Union Jack shorts.
Haye knocked down Fournier, which was a very soft knockdown, just before the end of the first round. Haye took the win on points with all three judges scoring the contest 79-72, 79-72 and 80-71.
Haye then went on to call out the WBC champion Tyson Fury in his post fight interview, as a bout was scheduled before back in 2013, which never materialised but they had an incredible press conference for the fight. Can this fight happen this time round?
The question you have to ask is, does a fighters name give him preference over the elite in the division who are ready for a title shot? With people like Dillian Whyte always on the brink of a WBC opportunity, should Haye overtake him? Or, should Haye have to prove himself against the elite of the division before fighting the champion?