DAVID HAYE has once again stated that he would only retire to meet Tyson Fury as the couple have ‘unfinished business’.
The 41-year-old’s last professional match came in May 2018, when he was stopped by Tony Bellew in their rematch.
But the world champion in two weights turned victorious after his comeback in September in his show competition against friend Joe Fournier.
Haye subsequently called the gypsy king a dust-up, which he was scheduled to fight in 2012 and 2013, only for the Londoner to withdraw from an injury.
Fury’s father John then yelled at Haye himself, but the Millwall fan has insisted he only has eyes for Tyson when he talked about the four qualities needed to beat him.
Speaking on iFL TV about John Fury’s offer, Haye said, “No, like I said, I’m retired, the only person I would return to is No1.
“If Tyson Fury suddenly came out and said I’ll fight David Haye and we have some pending cases from 2013.
“Yes, I would definitely consider it, but it’s getting to a point where it’s about the money now.
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“Fury has made good money on big fights with [Deontay] Wilder and everyone will still struggle with that [Anthony] Joshua even though he has lost.
“I like John Fury, but maybe he’s trying to get in the way, I saw an interview where he was very loud about me not fighting Tyson.
“Maybe he sees something in me that he does not want in the ring with his son. Maybe that’s why he’s trying to distract me from fighting with his son.
“The only qualities required, I think, to beat Tyson Fury are fast feet, overhand to the right, within and out of reach and one who can see the shots as fast as he can.
“The version of me who was fighting Tony Bellew was not that guy by any means, but if there was a way to fatten me up, maybe my new diet.”
Then he joked, “I can feel some of the Fury magic around my stomach at the moment by eating all those pizzas, so maybe I’m going to the gym, and maybe I’m starting to feel a little Fury-like.”
WBC heavyweight champion Fury has also been called out by Joe Joyce after Dillian Whyte was not named as his obligatory opponent.
He posted a photo of the duo posing together, writing on Instagram: “I’ve got a lot of respect for Tyson Fury as a friend and as a fighter, but my schedule is free in February.”
His promoter Frank Warren told Sky Sports about the potential match: “I talked to Tyson about him. Tyson said he’s the best out there.
“That’s what Tyson’s opinion was. Can he go all the way? Yes, he can. He has a good ticker, a big heart.
“He’s strong, he’s going forward, he’s the ‘Juggernaut’. No matter who he’s in there with, you know they’ll have a problem getting rid of him.
“He’s a tough guy. He can fight a little. He can hit.”