Haye Wants to Fight Hughie Fury for Title
David Haye has held talks with Hughie Fury and his team about a potential clash – but will have to wait if he wants a crack at a world title.
The former heavyweight champion is also in negotiations with Tony Bellew in a bid to get revenge for his shock March defeat by the Liverpool fighter.
Haye, 36, is intent on returning to the ring before the end of 2017 despite rupturing his Achilles tendon in the loss to Bellew and is currently undergoing intense rehab on the injury.
The Londoner has been informed by Bellew how much the former WBC cruiserweight champion wants financially to give him the chance of revenge.
Bellew’s team were confident that Haye had no other options but now it seems the former heavyweight world champion is speaking to other possible opponents. However, there is potentially a major stumbling block for Haye if he wants to face Fury, who is the cousin of former world champion Tyson.
Fury takes on WBO champion Joseph Parker on September 23 in Manchester and should he win then his team want to make their first defense of the title against Haye.
However, WBO championship rules stipulate that you cannot challenge for their title if you are coming off the back of a defeat. That means Haye would have to get back to winning ways before he could face Fury for the title.
But it would be almost impossible for him to fight again before December as he continues his rehabilitation from the ruptured Achilles tendon.
In another twist to the tale, Haye’s rival Bellew has also had talks with Parker so both men could be cheering on different fighters that night at Manchester Arena.
There is still also the possibility that Haye and Bellew face each other again in December which would be the biggest fight financially for both men.