Boxing: David Haye set to unveil comeback plans
The former undisputed cruiserweight and WBA heavyweight champion has not fought since stopping domestic rival Dereck Chisora i
Wednesday 27 March 2013
David Haye will be eyeing another shot at glory when he announces his return to boxing at a press conference tomorrow.
The former undisputed cruiserweight and WBA heavyweight champion has not fought since stopping domestic rival Dereck Chisora inside five rounds in their grudge match last July.
Haye has stated on several occasions since then that only a fight with either of the Klitschko brothers, who hold all four recognised world titles, would tempt him back into the ring.
But IBF, WBO and WBA champion Wladimir, who comfortably beat the Londoner in 2011 on points, will face Francesco Pianeta in May and WBC belt-holder Vitali has thus far ignored Haye's advances and is rumoured to be thinking of retirement.
That has not deterred the 32-year-old, although he would probably have to fight a contender to put himself in prime position to challenge for another world title.
His promotions company, Hayemaker, said he had resisted the urge to box but added: "That is soon to change, however. Heavyweights be warned, 'The Hayemaker' is back."
There would be no shortage of options for Haye, with fellow Britons Tyson Fury and David Price making a name for themselves in the division.
Alexander Povetkin - the WBA's 'regular' titleist - would be a more likely choice of opponent for Haye, who would strengthen his position for a re-match with 'super' champion Wladimir if he is victorious over the Russian.
Haye may have to reapply for his British Boxing Board of Control licence after fighting under the Luxembourg Boxing Federation banner against Chisora, with the BBBoC refusing to sanction their bout as a result of a shameful brawl between the pair in Munich in February 2012.
Since his triumph over compatriot Chisora, Haye appeared in ITV reality show 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!'
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