David Haye outclasses Joe Fournier to win his comeback fight in Florida | Boxing News

David Haye comfortably out-boxed Joe Fournier to win a unanimous decision on his return to the ring on Saturday night in Florida.

The former cruiserweight and heavyweight world champion had ended his retirement of three years, aged 40, to step back between the ropes against a former friend in a fight agreed while on holiday in Myokonos.

Over the eight-round duration Haye was able to easily keep Fournier at bay to emerge victorious and unscathed.

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His previous two fights, in 2017 and 2018, were stoppage losses to Tony Bellew where injuries played a crucial role in his demise.

But Haye was able to roll the clock back even further to mimic his prime, wearing trademark Union Jack shorts and ring-walking to ‘Ain’t No Stopping Us Now’ before delivering a polished performance.

The judges scored the fight widely in Haye’s favour (79-72, 79-72, 80-71).

Donald Trump, the former US president who was providing guest commentary, said during the fight: “Right now, the audience likes politics better.”

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