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David Haye on rehabilitation: I can just about do eight press-ups

Phil Jay 21/03/2014

Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye had admitted that is would be ‘months and months’ before the British fighter could even consider getting back into camp to prepare for a fight as his career continues to hang in the balance.

The 33 year-old suffered a severe shoulder injury late in 2013 which scuppered a signed and sealed domestic battle with Tyson Fury, with the ‘Hayemaker’ revealing at the time that his time in the sport may be over.

Speculation has surrounded Haye ever since as some predict a comeback for the one-time undisputed cruiserweight king, although the fighter himself says any decision on a ring return is a long way off.

“Everything else is good you know, my body feels in good nick,” Haye told talkSPORT. “But maybe it’s a sign of my body telling me to call it a day? Maybe it’s saying it’s time for a rest? I don’t know.

“When you’ve got this in your body your bicep sort of detaches from your shoulder and rolls down your arm and your body is saying enough is enough.

“I can just about do eight press-ups, so I am a long way. I am months and months away from punching anything or a person.”

Haye challenged reiging king Wladimir Klitschko for his undisputed crown in 2011, citing a toe ailment as hampering his chances on that occasion as he went down to a unanimous defeat.

The Londoner’s last fight was a fifth round stoppage win over Dereck Chisora in July 2012 and more recently, Haye has been doing work in aid of Sport Relief.

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