DAVID HAYE called out ‘big fast dosser’ Tyson Fury after winning his comeback fight and claimed he is the Gypsy King’s ‘kryptonite’.
The British boxing legend came out of retirement three years after hanging up the gloves following a consecutive defeat to Tony Bellew.
So it came completely out of left field when it was announced Haye would return to the ring to fight Joe Fournier, the man he once promoted and managed.
The pair, who have enjoyed a friendship for several years and formerly sparred each other, fought over eight, two-minute rounds, opposed to the usual three.
And Haye comfortably won all of the sessions, which included a knockdown in round one following a jab.
Afterwards, he called out old rival Fury, eight years after they were first scheduled to fight each other.
Haye said: “There’s one fighter I’d come back to professional boxing for and that’s Tyson Fury.
“Tyson Fury, that big fat dosser, I know his kryptonite, I know what he can’t handle.
“He’s a dosser, it’s his word, he’s a dosser. And I’m his kryptonite. I know that he knows it, his dad knows it, his uncle knows it.”
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Haye was due to fight Fury in 2013 but was forced to twice pull out following injury.
In the years since, the Gypsy King has gone on to become heavyweight champion twice.
But Haye, 40, accused Fury, 33, of avoiding an undisputed title decider with Anthony Joshua, 31, as he took another swipe.
He said: “I know he’s avoiding Anthony Joshua, I know he’s trying to put trying to put him on the back burner, he doesn’t want that work.
“I’ll give it to him, I’ll give him that work. He wants to fight, the Hayemaker will come for you.”
Haye had Fournier, a ten-bout novice with no prior defeats, on the floor in round one after just a jab.
He refused to follow up and spent the remaining rounds controlling the action behind his jab, slipping and rolling anything coming back at him.
Haye insisted he decided against going for the knockout to prevent Fury from fearing a fight between them.
He explained: “I didn’t want to scare him away. Of course, I did. If I had let my right hand go, he wouldn’t have taken the fight.
“I know he thinks I’m 40-year’s-old, he thinks I’m finished, I’ve been out the ring, I’ve only had one fight against Joe Fournier.
“He thinks it will be an easy fight and he’s wrong.”