David Haye has revealed that there are several million reasons why he is returning to boxing for a fight with Joe Fournier on Saturday night.
Haye retired from the sport in 2018, following consecutive defeats to Tony Bellew amid various injury issues.
Now though, at age 40, he’s coming back for a one-off bout against his friend Fournier on September 11 in Florida.
Haye said the idea was formulated during a discussion over who would win between them which became heated with neither man backing down.
When Fournier proposed a fight to settle it, the ‘Hayemaker’ made it clear he’d only return for a PPV payday.
“Even if it’s only a month of training, it’s hard to put your body through that,” Haye told iFL TV.
“You have to sacrifice, you’ve gotta go to bed at a certain time, you’ve gotta cancel all of your other arrangements, put all of your other business on hold.
“That’s what I do when I’m training for a fight, everything gets put on the back burner.
“I’d only do that for PPV money, good PPV money, and that’s what he brought to the table.”
When asked how it compares to his fights with Bellew, Haye remarked: “It’s more than the pay.
“It’s more than what I got for Bellew I.
“I know, that’s what I’m saying, it’s crazy dough.
“What am I gonna say to that? ‘No, I’m not going to fight Joe for that.’
“What would people think if I didn’t fight him for that?
“They’d think I’ve got something wrong with me.”
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