David Haye hinting at retirement despite Tony Bellew rematch and potential Anthony Joshua shot

Bellew v Haye 05/01/2018

David Haye has his body at the maximum capacity it could possibly be as the veteran bids to bow out of the sport in a big way.

The former world heavyweight champion David Haye insists he’s fighting fit and raring to go as slow preparations get underway ahead of his rematch with Tony Bellew.

‘Hayemaker’ has four months to go until he shares the ring with Bellew again on May 5th at The O2 in a bid to gain redemption for a stoppage loss to the Liverpool man back in March 2017.

A second fight had been set up for December until Haye suffered a freak bicep injury to add to his already recovering achilles which he ruptured in the initial battle.

As Haye prepares for ‘the most exciting year of his life’, the 37 year-old gave fans an update on his condition as the one-time cruiserweight king gets ready to step up the intensity of training camp.

In the video, Haye also stated 2018 could be his final year, meaning any repeat performance against Bellew would spell the end of an illustrious, yet problematic and stalling career,

The pinnacle was obviously Haye’s 2009 win over Nikolai Valuev when ‘David met Goliath’ and many would say there have been few highs since then.

A 2011 defeat to Wladimir Klitschko was followed up by an impressive knockout of Dereck Chisora at West Ham’s Upton Park Stadium before Haye was out of action for four years.

Three fights in the two years since then, amassing all of fourteen rounds, has not been ideal preparation for Haye despite surgeries for injuries being hailed a success.

Should Haye be able to roll back the years against Bellew, a clash against Anthony Joshua couldn’t be completely ruled out and would easily sell out Wembley Stadium for the summer.