David Haye is almost back to his awesome best judging by a recent Instagram post as the former two-weight world champion edges towards the beginning of full training.
The 37 year-old is due to start camp for his rematch with Tony Bellew next month following a long delay from their original date of December 17.
Haye suffered a freak bicep injury in training and was forced to postpone the contest for six months, with the pair now set to trade blows at The O2 on May 5th.
Ripped and ready for action, Haye is now throwing punches for the first time since surgery and was looking sharp as he underwent a routine for the video.
“Today was my first technical punching session of 2018 with Ismael Salas,” pointed out Haye.
“I’m feeling rested and ready for training camp to begin next month.
“My weight, timing, strength and desire are all on point! Roll on #TheRematch #May5 #HayeBellew2,” he added.
In their first bout, Haye was dropped and stopped by Bellew after going into the clash with an injured achilles and has had plenty of recovery time following an operation on that initial ailment.
Whether Haye can get anywhere near his best though, is anyone’s guess – at this stage, with just three fights under his belt since defeating Dereck Chisora in the summer of 2012.
Quick knockouts of Mark de Mori and Arnold Gjergjaj failed to set the world alight before Bellew ended any hopes of Haye gaining a world title fight in 2018.
‘The Hayemaker’ needs a victory to set-up a potential career swansong against Anthony Joshua later in 2018, although several injury problems have taken their toll on his body in recent years meaning a return to 100% form could be out of reach.
Whatever happens, with Haye and Bellew involved it’s bound to be must-see viewing while it unfolds on Sky Sports Box Office.