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David Haye ‘to come out of retirement aged 40 for comeback fight against Joe Fournier’ on Oscar De La Hoya’s undercard

DAVID HAYE is set to come out of retirement in a comeback fight against Joe Fournier, it has been reported.

The British boxing legend hung up the gloves in 2018 after consecutive defeats against Tony Bellew.

David Haye is set to come out of retirement in a comeback fight against Joe Fournier
British business tycoon Joe Fournier

Having been plagued by injuries throughout his career, Haye appeared happy on the sidelines as a manager and promoter.

But according to ESPN, the former cruiserweight and heavyweight champion is back.

And he will return in an eight-round bout against businessman Fournier on September 11.

Interestingly, the pair are good friends, and Fournier even fought on cards promoted by Haye having signed with Hayemaker Promotions in 2016.

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The entrepreneur, who is officially unbeaten in ten fights, returned to the ring after five years out in April under Triller’s ‘Fight Club’ banner.

Fournier, 38, knocked out musician Reykon, 34, on Jake Paul’s undercard and afterwards called out the YouTuber.

Haye even tried organise a fight for the nightclub tycoon against Paul, having had a prior relationship with trainer BJ Flores.

So it comes out of left field that the former two-weight champion has decided to face Fournier.

Headlining the night is Oscar De La Hoya, 48, who retired 13 years ago after a one-sided beating to Manny Pacquiao, who is still fighting at 42.

De La Hoya faces former UFC champion Vitor Belfort, 44, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Also on the card, Anderson Silva, 46, will fight Tito Ortiz, 44, both ex-UFC champions, too.

Triller burst onto the boxing scene last November, when Mike Tyson, 55, come out of retirement in an exhibition against Roy Jones Jr, 52.

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Paul has also twice featured on the social media app’s promotion, beating ex-NBA star Nate Robinson, 37, on Tyson’s undercard and then knocking out retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 37, last April.

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