Eddie Hearn believes that David Haye could face Tyson Fury before the end of the year as the former two weight world champion attempts to position himself as the mandatory challenger for a heavyweight title.
Haye has been out of the ring since stopping Dereck Chisora in July last year and had claimed that he would not fight again unless it was against one of the Klitschko brothers. However, having made the decision to work his way up the rankings it seems he could yet be involved in a massive all-British fight.
While Hearn confirmed that the ultimate goal is to try and convince Vitali Klitschko to face Haye, he admitted that the Londoner could face Fury later this year.
"The Haye vs Vitali Klitschko fight is something we're looking at but there are huge domestic fights as well," Hearn told Sky Sports. "The Tyson Fury fight is a big one and I think Adam (Booth) is already in discussion with their camp about a fight in September or October.
"Fury is at the stage where he needs the big fights to move on to fight a Klitschko, he's proven himself as a good fighter and big personality. But David has to force himself into a position where Klitschko has no option but to retire or fight him.
"David's got the hunger back to win the title and that's what inspired us to be part of that plan. He has a burning desire to fight a Klitschko but at the same time he wants to be involved in the biggest fights possible.
"The Fury fight is a massive one, it will generate a huge amount of money and money talks. Fury is at the stage where he needs the big fights to move on to fight a Klitschko, he's proven himself as a good fighter and big personality.
"Everyone's got an opinion on him and you need those personalities in sport. Fury against Haye is a massive fight."
Haye has recently teamed up with Matchroom Promotions and will be back in action on June 29 when he faces Manuel Charr at the Manchester Arena.
The 32-year-old remains desperate to once again hold a world heavyweight title and Hearn has explained how he can help Haye work his way back to the top.
"I've been dealing with Adam Booth over the last couple of months - obviously George Groves joined us recently - we've been in long discussions and David wants to regain that heavyweight championship," he added.
"We've found a way to work together and I was keen that we got this new journey back on Sky Sports, which was pivotal to getting this deal done.
"Our deal with Hayemaker means we'll be putting the cards together and we've got some big plans for the 29th, potentially a big international heavyweight Prizefighter and some other big names on the card."
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