Heavyweight boxer David Haye is already starting to think about his second career as a promoter, saying he only has a few fights left in his career.
Haye recently announced his promotion company Hayemaker will be merging with Richard Schaefer’s new Ringstar outfit. In the press conference making the announcement, Haye thinks he only has five fights left in his boxing career.
“Realistically I’d say five fights in my mind is all I need to prove what I need to prove,” Haye said.
Haye said despite how he sees himself fighting for a little while longer, he still wants to fight some of the biggest name in the heavyweight division, such as current world champion Anthony Joshua and former unified world champion Tony Bellew.
“Look at the champions, you’ve got Anthony Joshua, he’s probably the first target as he’s the guy who’s got all this momentum behind him," Haye said. "There’s rumbling’s over Tyson Fury making a comeback. If he comes back I’m sure that he’ll want a big payday as he hasn’t had one yet. So I’m not sure what his situation is yet, so I’m pretty sure if he makes a comeback if it’s not myself, it’ll be Anthony Joshua. Between the three of us there’s some big fights out there. All of us big characters, all of us pretty much household names so it’s a given [so] either way you put us three together you’re going to get box office smash.”
Haye is a former world heavyweight champion and is set to face bitter rival Tony Bellew on March 4.