Boxing: David Haye predicts unification bout with Anthony Joshua in 2017

David Haye

David Haye is confident he will get his fight with Anthony Joshua.

Former world heavyweight boxing champion David Haye is confident he will land a much anticipated fight with fellow Brit Anthony Joshua.

But commenting via Twitter, he admits a bout in 2016 is unlikely, instead predicting the pair will face off in 2017.

Haye, 35, retired from boxing in 2013 after injury troubles, but has since stepped back into the ring.

He won his comeback fight against Mark De Mori last month with a first round knockout.

Anthony Joshua is considered British boxing's next world heavyweight champion, to follow in Tyson Fury's footsteps, and has so far given little away about a fight with Haye.

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The Mirror reported this week that a bout between Joshua and Dereck Chisora was off due to a dispute over the financial split of the earnings.

Promoter Eddie Hearn was quoted by SkySports in January claiming a fight between Haye and Joshua is 'inevitable'.