British heavyweight star David Haye has confirmed that he will return to the ring at some stage but has ruled out fighting domestic rival Tyson Fury.
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Haye has promised a big announcement for months but has failed to deliver any real promises over a comeback, but he has once again insisted that he will feature again in big fights in the future.
‘The Hayemaker’ hasn’t fought since defeating Dereck Chisora at Upton Park in July 2012, as he was forced to twice pull out of fights with Fury due to injury.
The last of which kept him sidelined for a significant period after he underwent shoulder surgery, but the 34-year-old insists that he is ready to return to the spotlight regardless of previously insisting that he would retire when he turned 30.
“I’ll be back – 100 per cent I’ll fight again. I’m in no rush to name a date or an opponent, but it will definitely happen. I was ringside at the Carl Froch-George Groves fight last year and I realised how much I had missed big stadium fights,” Haye said told the Mirror.
“Fury can forget it, though. It’s just not going to happen – destiny has decided he’s not going to get a payday out of me.
“If he had fought me, he would have been lying on the floor when I knocked him out after a round, laughing all the way to the bank.
“He’s said on numerous occasions he’s not in it for titles, or to create a legacy, all he’s interested in is the money. Why should I help someone with that attitude walk away with millions when most great fighters don’t make that kind of money?”
Haye added that he feels as though he hasn’t taken any unnecessary punishment over his career and is therefore fit and ready to continue fighting, and he has previously suggested that he would take the WBC route and work towards a title clash with Deontay Wilder in the coming year or two.
Meanwhile, the former world champion praised another domestic rival in Anthony Joshua and admitted that he hopes to be out of the ring by the time the Olympic gold medallist reaches the peak of his powers.