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Watch: David Haye talks comeback with trainer Shane McGuigan

Phil Jay 18/11/2015

Heavyweight force David Haye will be returning to the ring in the near future after linking up with IBF super bantamweight title holder Carl Frampton’s trainer Shane McGuigan.

Haye hasn’t been active for three and a half years but is back in the gym and looking in great shape following initial sessions with the son of famous former world champion Barry McGuigan.

A two-weight world champion, Haye captured gold in the top division when defeating 7ft giant Nikolai Valuev in Germany back in 2009 until being dethroned by Wladimir Klitschko two years later.

Announcing his return on social media group The LAD Bible, Haye says he’s raring to go after finding a coach that matches his ambitions to improve. ‘The Hayemaker’ believes improving his punch variety is key to a return to the top of the sport and sees McGuigan as the piece of the puzzle he’s been missing.

A date for Haye’s eagerly-awaited comeback is as yet unknown, although there is a possibility the Londoner could see action as early as the beginning of 2016, potentially on the Frampton v Quigg undercard in February.

Dereck Chisora was the last man to face the 35 year-old at West Ham’s Upton Park stadium in the summer of 2012, having been dispatched by Haye in five rounds on the back of a public spat.