David Haye, is ready to officially announce his long awaited return to the ring.
The former two weight world champion has been secretly planning a return for a while. The Londoner hasn’t fought since he stopped Dereck Chisora in 2012, later he split with trainer Adam Booth and it was wondered who he would choose for his comeback?
— Shane McGuigan (@McGuigans_Gym) November 17, 2015
Haye, 35, as now announced he will work with Shane McGuigan, the son of former featherweight world champion the legend Barry McGuigan. Haye recently left his old gym and cleared out his ring and gym equipment and will instead now train at the McGuigan gym in Battersea, where Shane also trains IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton.
Haye was a very exciting boxer when he ruled the cruiserweight division and brought star quality to the heavyweight scene after moving up to defeat the giant Russian Nikolay Valuev in Nuremberg in 2009.
Who would the fans like my first comeback fight to be against after my 3 and a half year absence from the ring?
— David Haye (@mrdavidhaye) November 15, 2015
He later went on to face heavyweight kingpin Wladimir Klitschko in 2011 but lost a wide points decision. Haye returned to beat Chisora after the pair had beef to settle after getting involved in a brawl at a press conference in Germany.
Haye had been set to return on two previous occasions over the last couple of years but he pulled out of a big money clash with Manchester’s Tyson Fury twice. Haye was cut during sparring in the build-up to the initial meeting and then suffered a serious shoulder injury after the fight was rearranged.
“Ive left it long enough so it’s about time I get in there and start doing what I do best.”
“The heavyweight division is looking real good, real healthy, you’ve got the emergence even in the time Ive been out of the ring you’ve got guys like Anthony Joshua who’s had like a full career and is knocking on the door for a world title shot, undefeated making a lot of noise.
“You’ve got guys like Deontay Wilder who’s a real big hitter WBC world champion from the States, so you’ve got some real exciting things happening since I’ve been out of the game, so going back into it, it’s looking real positive and good and I’ve got some big fights out there.
“Boxing is only as good as the big fights, for me to come back and fight someone who no one as ever heard of, it can only have so much buzz, but when you know that someone out there that the general British punters are clucking for it makes it that more entertaining and gives it more of a drive
“I don’t really look at my first fight back, it’s all about the final goal, I want to regain the heavyweight championship of the world and unify the tiles.” watch the full interview video above.
It will be interesting to see Haye back in the ring but at 35 years old can he seriously be a threat and regain his mantel at the top of the world heavyweights again? Let us know your view?