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David Haye willing to consider return to boxing if shoulder recovers

David Haye says that his shoulder is nowhere near ready to go, but if it does recover, he'll be willing to fight again.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

After canceling his fight with Tyson Fury for a second time due to shoulder surgery that seemed to come out of nowhere, David Haye has now said that he's willing to consider a return to the ring if the shoulder recovers. Keep in mind that the early dramatic news was that Haye figured his boxing career to be over.

"If I can get my shoulder back to throwing my trademark Hayemaker, 80 to 85 percent I would be good to go," said Haye to 7Days. "I feel that 80 percent of my right hand equals probably 110 percent of someone else's.

"At the moment it is about four percent, with four percent I cant even think about punching. I don't know [about fighting], you don't know until [the rehabilitation] is done. You can either get a 100 percent yes, or 100 percent no but the answer can be completely different in six months time."

Haye (26-2, 24 KO) hasn't fought since July 2012, when he knocked out Dereck Chisora. He had a press feud with Fury, which led to a fight signed for September 28, which was postponed until the first quarter of this year, and then canceled altogether. Fury has since said that he'll never negotiate with Haye again, and he has every right to feel that way, but it remains a potential major money fight if Haye does return to the ring.

Do you think we'll see Haye fight again? And are you surprised by this early crack in his latest end of career whatchamacalit?

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