David Haye made his boxing return on Saturday night as he beat Joe Fournier in Florida.
He initially claimed this was not a comeback, but subsequently called out Tyson Fury for a heavyweight world title shot.
A bout with Tyson Fury was announced to take place as a major domestic heavyweight fight back in 2013.
The date was set for September 28 at the Manchester Arena and excitement began to grow among British boxing fans.
This anticipation reached fever pitch when the pair came face to face at a press conference in early August.
After this, they took the short trip to Sky studios to film an episode of Ringside together.
At first the pair were kept apart as Haye shared the stage with Fury’s promoter Mick Hennessey and Fury was paired with Haye’s trainer Adam Booth.
Haye could not help but be amused by Fury’s anticsBut then the heavyweights were brought together for a brilliant 15-minute segment of trash talk.
The usually vocal and boisterous Haye took a back seat as Fury claimed control.
The younger man spoke confidently as they debated various points, with his elder responding in bemused fashion.
Sadly though, they would never meet in the ring.
Haye withdrew from the September 28 bout after being cut in sparring just a week before fight night.
He was then forced to pull out of the rearranged February 8 date due to shoulder surgery.
The ‘Hayemaker’ did not return to the ring until January 2016, by which time Fury had recovered from the disappointment and gone on to dethrone Wladimir Klitschko as heavyweight world champion.
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