Fitness | Training | Mar 27 2015

EXCLUSIVE David Haye training for his comeback and gunning for Deontay Wilder

John Dennen speaks exclusively to David Haye about Wladimir Klitschko, Deontay Wilder and his own return to action
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DAVID HAYE, a former heavyweight world titlist, is back in training and wants to challenge the new WBC champion Deontay Wilder.

A shoulder injury prevented Haye fighting Tyson Fury and put his future career in jeopardy. But David insisted he was “ticking over nicely at the moment, feeling good. It’s fine, technically is stronger than it was before, I can lift more weights with it if you judge it on that, punching hard. The shoulder’s healed. They said it was 50-50 but I did everything I could do rehabilitation wise to give me the best chance and fortunately it’s all come back together nicely”.

It is fitting then that Haye is speaking to Boxing News in a gym, not his own high-end training facility, but the Double Jab club in New Cross where he provided some surprise assistance to the young amateur boxers in their training session, lending his support to Join In’s ‘Backing Up Boxing’ campaign that encourages volunteers to get involved in the sport.