BOXING fans reacted in shock after it emerged David Haye’s comeback fight against Joe Fournier will cost £25 to watch on UK pay-per-view.
British heavyweight icon Haye retired in 2018 following consecutive defeats to Tony Bellew.
But he will return to the ring on September 11 as part of the Triller undercard for Oscar De La Hoya’s clash with Vitor Belfort.
It has been confirmed that Haye’s battle against Fournier WILL count on his pro record, which stands at an impressive 28-4.
However, the eight-round duel will set fans back £25 if they want to watch it on PPV through FITE TV.
And boxing fans reacted in horror as they poked fun at the price.
One said: “Who the hell is gonna pay for that?”
Another wrote: “I don’t even think people will stream it, let alone buy it.”
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Another tweeted: “£25 to watch Haye fight his best mate at 3am, followed by a 50+ year old De La Hoya? To each their own I supose!”
One quipped: “You would need to have a screw loose to pay to watch that.”
Another added: “Whoever pays for this needs to give their head a good wobble.”
Indeed, Haye claims he is being paid MORE to face Fournier than he did to fight old foe Bellew.
Haye told iFL TV: “It’s more than the pay [for the Bellew fight. More than the pay. It’s crazy.
“It’s more than what I got [paid] for Bellew one. I know, that’s what I’m saying. It’s crazy dough.
“So what am I going to say to that? ‘No, I’m not going to fight Joe Fournier for that?’ What would people think if I didn’t fight him for that?
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“What would they think? They’d think, I’ve got something wrong with me.
“I don’t. I’m really healthy, really good.
“I’ve just got to go through the motions and do what I do and let the universe even itself out. And yeah, it’s a good month’s work.”