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David Haye: Potential fight with Joshua is ‘biggest fight on the planet’

David Haye vs Anthony Joshua? Haye says he’ll be ready.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

David Haye and Anthony Joshua both have business to take care of in the next couple of months, but if both win, Haye insists that he’s ready for a fight with Joshua, which he calls the “biggest fight on the planet.”

"If AJ beats Klitschko, which I and the rest of Great Britain are hoping he does, any time he is ready to do it I am ready. I'd have fought him on my first fight back from retirement because I know I can beat him.

"Hopefully, if he wins, his team will have the confidence - David Haye is the biggest fight on the planet, let's make it happen. The ball is in his court."

This is some solid grandstanding by Haye (28-2, 26 KO), who instead of fighting Anthony Joshua on his first fight back from retirement instead fought Mark de Mori, and followed that up with a bout against Arnold Gjergjaj, both of which turned out to be comical mismatches.

Joshua (18-0, 18 KO) takes a massive step up against Wladimir Klitschko, a fighter who beat Haye fairly easily years ago, on April 29, while Haye will face Tony Bellew on March 4. Neither win is a gimme whatsoever, as Joshua is taking on by far his toughest test to date, and Haye is facing his first opponent with a pulse since 2012.

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