Former champion set to get back into the ring to take care of unfinished business.
Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye is expected to announce his comeback to fighting this week in a bid to get another title shot with either Vitali or Wladimir Klitschko.
The stunning turnaround comes after the 32-year-old quit the sport in 2011, saying he had achieved everything he wanted to while enjoying a quality of life away from boxing.
However, after speaking to his manager Adam Booth nine days ago, Haye again agreed the only two directions left for him were lead-up fights to a title or complete retirement.
Between them the Klitschko brothers hold most of the major titles in the world but to get his shot Haye will need to position himself with two lead-up fights.
Haye is believed to already be back in the gym conducting preliminary training sessions and has applied for his boxing licence again.
Haye already has powerful standings with all four sanctioning bodies and is ranked No. 5 by the World Boxing Council, No.1 by the World Boxing Association, No. 4 by the International Boxing Federation, and No. 4 by the World Boxing Organisation.
“I achieved my goals, which were to become world champion. I’ve got enough money in the bank to be comfortable and I’ve still got my faculties in tact. But there is that obsessive thing still there, about facing Vitali in the ring,” Haye said.
“Hopefully, I’m included in the Klitschko plans at some stage. Once I get a date, I’ll be back in the gym, cracking on with it.”