Fozzy On Saturday: Haye, Dodson, More‏….

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Elliot Foster

So, we were handed exactly what we thought we would be handed as David Haye made an emphatic comeback to the ring last week.

The 35-year-old iced over matched Aussie Mark de Mori in 131 seconds at the O2 Arena in London on January 16, live and exclusive on UKTV channel Dave.

And Haye, who is a former undisputed cruiserweight ruler and ex-heavyweight WBA king, has designs on returning to former glories.

But many believe that the real target for the Bermondsey boy is the UK’s golden boy of heavyweight boxing Anthony Joshua, who has caused a real stir and raced to 15-0, all by stoppage, since winning the Olympics at super heavyweight in 2012.

Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, has said this week that the fight between the aforementioned duo is inevitable and too big not to happen, but I can’t help but think that it’s still some way off.

Haye is set for an April return, with bets already being taken on his next opponent, while AJ is set to face an opponent to be named on pay-per-view at the O2 Arena on April 9, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Seeing as we’re on the subject of ‘Haye Day’, I was on the blower to Tony Dodson, who won on the undercard, earlier this week and he confirmed that he will be out of action for a while after doing damage to his tendons in the knuckles and the fourth metacarpal on his right hand.

However, he did say that he has been told by Haye’s people that “we’ll help you out if we can” and that he is likely to feature on the next undercard of the ‘Hayemaker’, fitness permitting, of course.

Elsewhere, I’ll only say this once –– and you won’t see or hear another word from me on the matter –– but what is this WBA heavyweight tournament about?

Back next week with more tidbits and news from the world of the sport.

Elliot Foster is a NCTJ-accredited freelance journalist who contributes to several other leading publications on a daily basis. Follow Elliot on Twitter at @freelancefoz.

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