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.