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Adam Booth: Waiting game for David Haye

Phil Jay 20/02/2014

David Haye’s close friend and trainer Adam Booth has informed WBN that the former world heavyweight champion is still none-the-wiser as to whether his current spell out of the ring will be a permanent one.

Booth, who has been with Haye every step of the way throughout his career, admitted that nothing is in the works regarding a comeback from serious shoulder surgery, and that the Briton faces a waiting game before any career assessment can be made.

“Right now it’s hard to say if David will ever fight again as we won’t know anything until his shoulder has been medically reassessed,” Booth exclusively told World Boxing News on Thursday.

“If you ask me if I want him to fight again? Then all I can say is I just want what is best for David. The only thing is, we don’t know what that ‘best’ is until doctors examine the shoulder.”

Haye, 33, was twice been on the cusp of a massive domestic clash with undefeated bruiser Tyson Fury when injuries struck to put and end to the fights, firstly scheduled for September 2013, and then February.

The latter of the two ailments has obviously forced the ex-undisputed cruiserweight king to step away from sport for this recent lengthy spell amidst real fears that retirment was the only option left.

Reports coming out of Dubai on the other hand, where Haye is about to open his own gym, have been quick to speculate that the ‘Hayemaker’ will make a full recovery and be back in action at some point in 2014, something which right now is too early to tell.

Having a fully fit David Haye back in the mix at the top division would only serve as a benefit to what has been a disappointing weight-class in recent memory though, and hopefully the charismatic fighter can be climbing back through the ropes again in the not-to-distant future.

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