Ring the bells. Sound the alarms. David Haye is predictably, probably going to return to the boxing ring eventually following a 2013 shoulder surgery and some back-and-forth claims by the former cruiserweight champion and heavyweight titlist, who now is back to leaning toward a comeback, or so it seems:
"I've had now around 5 months of rehabilitation, and the effects of such a program means, I have full range of movement, and there are not many everyday things I can't do perfectly," he said. "Obviously punching is not a "everyday thing" but I'm not far away from doing some very light shadow boxing to test it ever so gently."
... "No decisions have been made with regards my future as a professional boxer. But I'm in the gym every day, religiously doing the programme set out by my Physio. I've yet to work on the pads with Adam Booth or throw any "Hayemakers", but I don't feel a million miles away!!"
Haye (26-2, 24 KO) hasn't fought since a 2012 grudge match win over Dereck Chisora, and counting his 2011 loss to Wladimir Klitschko -- which he still hasn't totally (toe-tally haha ha ha ha ha hahahah ha ha ha ha) lived down -- he's fought just two times in the last four years.
"The Hayemaker" will turn 34 in October. At what point is he going to be gone too long and have his part-time career hurt him, with due respect to a legitimate shoulder surgery being the reason he's out right now?