By Simon Green, courtesy of The Daily Star
TYSON FURY has been warned of Deontay Wilder's power as their mouth-watering heavyweight clash was confirmed.
Moments after the unanimous decision victory in Belfast, the WBC champion stormed the ring to confirm the tantalising encounter.
"We are ready now, this fight is official," Wilder said. "This is what we've been waiting for – the best fighting the best."
But Haye – who sparred with Wilder in 2013 – believes he could provide a stern test for the Manchester-born brawler.
Speaking exclusively to Starsport before the announcement, he said: “I’m hoping he [Tyson Fury] can come back.
“If he takes the fight with Deontay Wilder, he’s knocked basically every man he’s ever faced out,” he said.
“These guys, you can’t give them opportunities to hit you on the chin.
“Deontay Wilder was a chief sparring partner for a couple of my training camps.
“And I can tell you first hand he can really wallop. He’s got some real dynamite in those hands.
“Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury – anybody in the division will need to be aware of what he can bring to the table.”
Fury's promoter Frank Warren refused to say when and where the fight will happen, but the Gypsy King hinted it would be Las Vegas.
Haye also told this site what The Gypsy King has to do to beat Joshua and Wilder.
The 36-year-old was speaking to Starsport at the surprise announcement of his move into poker.
In partnership with Grosvenor Casinos, the former boxer will spend 12 months learning the skills before attempting to win the world’s largest poker tournament outside of Las Vegas – The Goliath.