David Haye will look prove his close friend turned rival Joe Fournier is not on his level when they fight on the undercard of Evander Holyfield vs Vitor Belfort
Former world champion David Haye will look for his first win in five years when he fights friend turned for Joe Fournier tonight.
Haye will fight Fournier in an eight-round heavyweight clash on the undercard of Evander Holyfield vs Vitor Belfort in Florida.
Haye is 28-4 as a professional and announced his retirement from boxing after his 2018 loss to Tony Bellew.
The 40-year-old’s return to the ring against Fournier was formed as part of a bet whilst on holiday together in Mykonos.
Fournier is 9-0 as a professional with all his wins coming by stoppage. The businessman turned boxer is in for a big step up in competition against Have having not fought against any notable opponents.
Here is everything you need to know as Fournier looks to provide a huge upset…
Haye vs Fournier UK fight time
Coverage of the undercard will begin at 12 am on Sunday morning
UK fans can expect Haye v Fournier at 1 am with the main event between Holyfield and Belfort starting at 3am.
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How to watch Haye vs Fournier on TV and live stream
The event will be shown live on FITE.TV, with the PPV costing $13.99 (£10).
You can purchase the event here.
Who is fighting on the undercard?
In addition to Haye vs Fournier, former UFC star Anderson Silva is set to fight fellow MMA veteran Tito Ortiz on the undercard.
Silva defeated former champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in June, whilst Ortiz makes his professional boxing debut on the night.
Elsewhere on the undercard, Andy Vences takes on Irishman Jono Carroll.
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What are the rules?
The fight will be eight two-minute rounds with a minute of rest in between.
As the fight is being sanctioned by the Florida commission, it will go on both fighters’ records and neither will wear headguards.
Three judges will be ringside to score the fight if it goes the distance. Unlike exhibition bouts, there will be an official winner if both fighters reach the final bell.
“He truly believes in his heart that he can beat me. It’s quite funny, I find it amusing.
“He believes something is going to go drastically wrong with me and he reckons as long as he can get through the first few rounds it will then be his time – but to get through three or four rounds with me is very, very difficult.
“I’m not envisioning any version of this fight which ends with me losing.”
“David gave me my big break when I fought at The O2 so after that we became friends but it’s like when you have a bigger brother and he gets all the love and I was like the second fiddle.
“The thought had crossed my mind as to whether I would beat David now. He has more experience and a way better skill set and ring craft and intelligence but I’ve never lost and I think this is a much closer fight than people think.”