David Haye is set to make a boxing comeback at the age of 40 and will fight Joe Fournier on September 11 at the Staples Center in LA.
The British boxing legend – a former heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion – will return for a bout on the undercard of Oscar De La Hoya’s comeback at the age of 48 against Vitor Belfort.
The show is being put on by Triller, who also staged Mike Tyson’s exhibition against Roy Jones Jr last year.
According to Mike Coppinger, Triller have now stated that Haye vs Fournier will be an eight-round contest at heavyweight.
At the time of writing, the fight has not yet been officially announced by the organisers.
The pair are known to be friends, with Fournier having previously boxed on one of Haye’s undercards back in 2016.
Fournier is an entrepreneur who moved into the nightclub industry and then became a pro boxer.
He made his debut in 2015, aged 32, and built up an unbeaten record competing mainly in the Dominican Republic.
Fournier had one win in Belgium which was subsequently ruled a no contest after he tested positive for sibutramine.
It was reported in 2017 that he was given an 18-month ban for this offence, though he would end up with no fights on his record between 2016 and 2021.
Fournier, now 38, returned to the ring on April 17 of this year, as part of the undercard for a Triller show headlined by Jake Paul vs Ben Askren.
He beat Colombian reggaeton musician Reykon and now has a record of 9-0.
Fournier usually competes in the light-heavyweight division and so will be jumping up massively to take on his friend Haye at heavyweight.