David Haye has been told to “get his cheque book out” if he wants to see heavyweight juggernaut Joe Joyce fight for the British title.
The Londoner jumped straight into title contention by beating Ian Lewison in eight rounds on his pro debut at the O2 indigo on Friday night. Dave viewers saw the Olympic silver medalist dominate Lewison until the towel came in.
Afterwards Haye, Joyce’s promoter, called for a match with British champion Sam Sexton. The Norwich boxer claimed the vacant belt with a unanimous points win over Gary Cornish in Edinburgh earlier this month and is due a mandatory
Haye hinted he wants to see Sexton-Joyce on the undercard of his fight with Tony Bellew at the 02 arena on Sunday December 17.
Graham Everett, sexton’s trainer and manager, said: “If David Haye wants the fight to happen he has to get his cheque book out.
“He isn’t in a position to say who sam fights next. Either Joyce earns his spot or we get an offer that makes financial
sense for Sam. If they want the fight let’s see what they come up with. They aren’t calling the shots. sam is the British champion and the next fight has to be right for him there are other options out there. Sam isn’t bothered about fighting anyone out there. He’s an experienced pro and I think David Haye is getting a bit carried
Everett said of Joyce’s win over Lewison: “On paper, it looks a good result but I’m not sure how much Ian Lewison has left he was over weight and off balance. he’s not the Ian Lewison he was. Joe did what he had to do, but there’s a lot of work to do.”