Former WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye is in talks with the current WBA champion Lucas Browne over a possible world title fight later this year.
Haye is hoping to claim back the belt he won in 2009 before losing it in 2011 to Wladimir Klitschko. His potential opponent, Lucas Browne is currently promoted by Ricky Hatton, the former welterweight world champion and at the age of 36 is unbeaten in 24 fights, winning 21 by knockout.
The burly Australian went into his fight against Ruslan Chagaev with an outside chance of beating the Russian but Browne stopped Chagaev in the 10th round to become the first Australian to win a version of the world heavyweight championship.
Haye recently spoke to sportsviewlondon.com about presenting an “interesting package” to Browne.
“I am trying to come up with something that makes everybody happy, particularly Browne, I will hopefully present something to you this week. If it’s no good, then you can go and fight Fres Oquendo and earn what you’re going to earn.”
Browne is set to make his first title defence against Fres Oquendo but Haye is hoping the big Australian will opt to fight himself instead in a bout which will offer more money to both fighters in a potentially appealing arena.
With Lucas Browne still trying to make a name for himself despite being a world heavyweight title holder, it remains to be seen whether he will take the easier fight or take on former world champion David Haye.