David Haye is set to announce his return to action imminently and is expected to confirm a further collaboration with UK TV channel Dave.
The former two-weight world champion fought two bouts on the station in 2016, defeating Mark De Mori in January after coming back from over four years out and then following it up with a victory over Arnold Gjergjaj four months later.
WBN has now learned Haye is on the verge of revealing details of a multi-fight deal with the channel, where the Brit recently featured as a pundit for an MMA event.
Haye will announce additions to his new stable, although it’s unclear whether the ex-world champion is part of the deal with the channel as yet.
A rematch with Tony Bellew looks likely to be off the menu, for now, as Haye aims to rebuild his reputation ahead of a potential final world titlle fling.
The likes of Joseph Parker, Deontay Wilder and ultimately Anthony Joshua are on Haye’s wishlist, although the Bellew loss did nothing to help the Londoner’s immediate cause.
An achilles injury, which was initially revealed days before the Bellew fight, has gone some way to cast doubt on whether the ‘Hayemaker’ would have gone down to the Liverpudlian if fully fit and two or three victories over the next twelve months would push even further towards erasing the damage done to Haye’s reputation.
Previously, the De Mori and Gjergjaj wins saw Haye receive some criticism for his choice of opponent, which may have to be rectified if the 35 year-old still harbours hopes of selling out The O2 on a regular basis.
Stepping up his oppositiion, potentially against the likes of Amir Mansour, Dominic Breazeale or Andy Ruiz, would do much to elevate Haye to a possible WBO title shot and a match-up against the winner of Joseph Parker v Hughie Fury in the spring or summer of 2018.
More is set to be revealed at an upcoming press conference.
Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay