Hearn: Haye Is Not Joshua’s Focus

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Boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn insists David Haye better step up, because he is not on Anthony Joshua’s radar.

Haye would like a title shot against Joshua, but the possibility of that fight depends on a win against Tony Bellew.

“I am more confident than ever that Bellew wins, but if Haye were to win, then his popularity and the size of a fight [against Joshua] would mean it could be one to consider,” Hearn told Sky Sports.

“If he beats Bellew he could make some noise about [fighting Joshua].

“One of his big motivations is to fight Joshua but he isn’t on our radar, at the moment.”

“I’m not only looking at winning this fight, I really want to make a statement and show the world I am an elite heavyweight,” Haye told Sky Sports News.

“I am a guy who can challenge for that No 1 spot. Anything other than a conclusive, spectacular victory, is a failure in my eyes. If I win the fight, but I struggle, I’m honest enough with myself to know the likes of Anthony Joshua, the No 1 in the division… if I cannot beat Tony Bellew in emphatic style, then I’ve got no business mentioning his name.

“Not only do I have to win, I have to win in a style that you would expect [from] the best heavyweight in the world. I don’t want my performance to be any less than you would expect from an Anthony Joshua to deal with Tony Bellew.”

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