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David Haye has titles on his mind ahead of imminent comeback

Phil Jay 15/01/2016

Clare Balding Show

Former world heavyweight champion David Haye is hell bent on reclaiming his former status ahead of his first fight since 2012 in London this weekend.

The 35 year-old, who also ruled the cruiserweight division before moving up, faces Mark de Mori on UK Freeview channel Dave and knows nothing less than a stunning victory will do against the ranked Aussie.

“I’m very excited that this fight is being screened live and exclusively on Freeview channel Dave as for me it was very important that the masses got to see this comeback,” said Haye.

“In years to come this will be a milestone in my career and people will look to this fight as the beginning of something very special.

“My team have been fantastic and Shane McGuigan has made sure I’m in tip-top condition. He’s made sure that injuries are a thing of the past and come fight night I’m firing on all cylinders.

“I’m pleased to be making this comeback and to be part of the heavyweight division at this time. There are titles all over the place. I want them and they won’t happen unless I get through Mark and get through him in spectacular fashion,” he added.

A fight against British rival Anthony Joshua has been touted for Haye in 2016, although that clash would come without a title belt.

The likes of Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury, Ruslan Chagaev and the winner of Charles Martin v Vyacheslav Glazkov hold all the cards at the 200 pound plus limit, something which Haye will have to consider if he gets through de Mori on Saturday night.

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