Big-punching heavyweight David Haye is set to announce the prolonging of his career at a press conference this Thursday in London, where the ‘Hayemaker’ is expected to confirm his pursuit of another world title.
The 32 year-old, who held the WBA title from 2009 to 2011 before a defeat to Wladimir Klitschko, last fought when becoming the first to stop granite-chinned Dereck Chisora last July, and had hoped for a shot at veteran Vitali Klitschko before the WBC title holder hung up his gloves.
As it turns out, the elder Klitschko is close to confirming his retirement at the age of 41, leaving Haye in a dog-fight with several fighters to be in line for a shot at Vitali’s green belt – with the Londoner on course reveal all about his next move in two day’s time.
Speculation is rife that a fight with British rival Tyson Fury is on the cards, although realistically, a clash against a top ten contender from abroad is the more likely scenario for Haye’s first outing in a year.
Haye had vowed never to grace the ring from his 31st birthday in 2011, but further changed his mind to fight Chisora and has now reapplied for his boxing licence to pursue his dream of becoming world heavyweight champion once again.