Anthony Joshua has improved sporadically and that rise has come as a surprise to David Haye, but he’s motivated to regain his position as the top heavyweight in Britain.
Haye has been out of the ring for four years and watched Joshua’s earliest knockouts, but he doesn’t see it as a threat to staging a comeback.
“Not really, I didn’t see it for a long time, to be honest,” Haye exclusively told Sky Sports about the possibility of one day fighting Joshua.
“I was positive that I wanted to make a comeback but nothing was 100 percent certain. His progression was really steep.
“It was only when he won the British title and started knocking on the world door that I thought ‘this kid could be a contender when I come back’.
“He was already the world champion by the time that I did make my comeback.
“It was good to see his progression. In the time that I spent out of the ring, he’s had pretty much his whole professional boxing career.”