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No British fighters on David Haye’s five-strong shortlist

Phil Jay 28/03/2013

Adam Booth has revealed that he is in contact with five highly-ranked opponents for David Haye’s comeback fight on June 29, although the experienced trainer did state that none of those were British rivals.

That statement would certainly ruled out any chance of undefeated rival Tyson Fury (even though some may argue he is Irish) being in the opposite corner in three months’ time – as too David Price, who will now fight Tony Thompson in a rematch a week later anyway.

Haye, 32, revealed his new plan to regain the world heavyweight title at a press conference at the Park Plaza Hotel in London today and is leaving the decision on who he faces on the night firmly in Booth’s hands.

One thing the ‘Hayemaker’ did confirm is that he wants someone who will ‘come to fight and not be defensive’ as Booth then stepped in to mention that three of the five names on the list were currently undefeated in their own right.

The return on two-weight world champion Haye is set to take place at Manchester Arena as the Londoner unveiled a two-fight plan to place himself in an undeniable position to challenge for a world title and hopefully, by that time still battle a Klitsckho brother.

The imminent bout with also mark the return of Hayemaker promotions after Haye’s last fight against Dereck Chisora was promoted by Frank Warren on a Luxembourg boxing licence and broadcast on BoxNation.

A deal to televised the summer clash on the channel would seem the most likely at this stage, although Booth gave nothing away when quizzed on the matter, saying only: “I am sure someone will want to show the fight.”