Boxing: Comeback kid David Haye takes aim at world title

The British fighter does not yet have an opponent

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The Independent Online

The former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye has targeted another world title after announcing his latest return to the ring.

The 32-year-old has pencilled in a 29 June date in Manchester for his comeback, the first of two fights to be scheduled as he attempts to put himself back in contention for a shot at one of the Klitschko brothers.

Haye said: "I want to be the heavyweight champion again. The fans want to see me back in the ring and I'm happy to be back and in training. I want that heavyweight title back, and I'll get it. I'm healthy, I'm happy and I'm a couple of fights away from being in the unavoidable, mandatory position to meet the Klitschkos."

The "Hayemaker", who originally retired in 2011 after his comprehensive points defeat to Wladimir Klitschko, had seemed to have hung up his gloves for good after a brief return to fight Dereck Chisora last July. A fight for the WBC Heavyweight Championship against Vitali Klitschko was promised for the winner, but it did not materialise.

David Price has been granted a rematch with his American conqueror Tony Thompson on 6 July. The 6ft 8in Liverpudlian heavyweight saw his unbeaten record demolished by 41-year-old Thompson in a second-round stoppage defeat on 23 February.