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David Haye leaning toward retirement, again, for now

David Haye recently said he'd be willing to come back to boxing, but now it sounds like his mind and body are leaning the other way.

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

David Haye was willing to consider a return to boxing a month ago if his surgically repaired shoulder would cooperate, but now it sounds like he's leaning toward a retirement again, as he thinks his body has simply told him he's had enough of the sport.

"I'd love to [fight again] but maybe my body is telling me to call it a day. I don't know," Haye told [talkSPORT]. "You have got to listen to your body and when your bicep detaches from your shoulder and your arm sort of rolls down, your body is telling you it's enough. I can just about do eight press-ups. I'm months and months and months away from even punching a bag, let alone a person."

Haye, 33, originally had intended to retire when he turned 30, but he did not. He then retired, or at least let his BBBofC license lapse, before he was called back to action following a presser brawl with Dereck Chisora in Germany. That was in 2012, and since then, Haye has called off fights with Manuel Charr and Tyson Fury (twice), having the surgery late last year to fix his shoulder.

If Haye does fight again, it won't be any time soon, obviously. Given it's boxing we're talking about, and someone as fairly dramatic as Haye can be (not that I'm saying the injury isn't legit or anything like that, but, I mean, you've heard David Haye talk over the years), I'm guessing we'll see him at least once more, even if it comes with a three-year absence. Of course, maybe we really won't. Joe Calzaghe never made that comeback, even if Ricky Hatton did.

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