Watch: David Haye back tentatively punching following Tony Bellew fight injury

WBN 16/05/2017


Former world heavyweight champion David Haye has begun throwing leather for the first time since suffering a serious achilles injury in his recent fight with Tony Bellew.

Haye lost via stoppage against the Liverpool man after his leg gave way mid-fight and the Londoner underwent surgery to fix the problem post-defeat.

As big return fights loom on the horizon, Haye has wasted no time getting back in the gym, although is under orders to take it easy during recovery.

“First time punching in just over 2 months,” said Haye.

“Upper felt solid, naturally taking it very easy with lower leg. Great progress so far,” he added.

With a rematch against Bellew seemingly off the table for the time being, Haye still has plenty of options open to him, which include a return with Dereck Chisora, a meeting with Dillian Whyte and more away from the domestic territory.

Bellew is currently chasing a title clash with Joseph Parker, which depends on a ruling by the WBO on whether the champion has to follow through with a mandatory defense against Hughie Fury.

Fury pulled out of their fight with just over a week to go and Parker went on to score a points win over Razvan Cojanu in his place.

Parker now hopes to delay the Fury fight further in order to battle Bellew in the UK.