Added to that challenge for Fournier is of course the fact that Haye is a completely different calibre of fighter compared to anyone else he has competed against.
In his nine legitimate wins so far, Fournier’s opponents have a combined record of 29 wins and 118 defeats.
In stark comparison, Haye’s record reads 28-4.
Haye is the latest boxer to make a very late comeback to the sport. Riddick Bowe, who is 53 years old, is set to make an exhibition return in October.