Eddie Hearn believes Tony Bellew can get himself a shot at a world title fight, if he gets a win against Haye.
The WBC cruiserweight champion has stepped up a division to face Haye and Hearn admits it’ll be hard to convince him to move down if he wins.
Another huge domestic clash with Joshua is the No 1 target for Haye, although Bellew could rip up these plans and put himself forward as a replacement opponent for the IBF heavyweight champion.
“There is a potential for a David Haye fight right now, so if someone beats him then you have to think that person comes into the mix as well,” Hearn told Sky Sports.
“If Tony Bellew beats David Haye, he becomes a huge name and it would be very difficult for him to return to the cruiserweight division, because of the fights available to him in the heavyweight division.
“He feels like if he beats Haye it’s going to open the doors for him in the heavyweight division as well.
“He’s in the final stages of his career. Not as in this is his last fight, but probably last five or six fights, so he’s looking at the biggest fights possible to bow out on. Obviously they would be in the heavyweight division rather than the cruiserweight division.”