David Haye has taken another step closer to making his comeback to the ring by revealing that he has joined up with Shane McGuigan.
The former WBA heavyweight champion hasn’t fought since defeating rival Dereck Chisora at Upton Park in July 2012, and that has largely been down to injury.
Haye has been forced to pull out of two scheduled bouts with Tyson Fury in recent years and underwent shoulder surgery which threatened to rule out his chances of ever making a comeback.
However, he has continued to work hard to get himself back into shape and restore the belief that he can return and win another world title, and McGuigan will be the man tasked with helping him get to that point.
The talented trainer has been credited with masterminding the rise of Carl Frampton as the IBF super-bantamweight champion now prepares to takes on Scott Quigg next year. Haye revealed that McGuigan’s work with the ‘Jackal’ has impressed him and he believes that he will be able to help him improve his fighting ability, as reported by Sky Sports.
It remains to be seen whether or not the 35-year-old is making the right decision after taking such a long break from the sport, but it will add an interesting dimension to the heavyweight division if he does return.
Tyson Fury takes on Wladimir Klitschko on November 28 for the WBA, WBO and IBF titles, while Deontay Wilder currently holds the WBC belt.
Add to the mix talented British fighters such as Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte, and Haye will certainly bring further excitement.