David Haye, the former cruiserweight world champion and heavyweight titleholder, is set to announce his return to boxing after over three years out of action, with a press conference to be held on Tuesday, November 24, in London. Haye will announce the date of his return, as well as the venue (one would expect the O2 in London, since they're hosting the presser), and his opponent.
The opponent will also be in attendance, but it's a pretty well-kept secret at the moment, it would appear. Or else I missed someone leaking that info. Either way!
Haye, 35, was last seen in the ring beating Dereck Chisora back in July 2012, knocking out his rival in the fifth round of a very well-hyped clash, a feud that began with the infamous bottling incident in Germany a few months prior. Haye was set to face Tyson Fury in 2013, but the fight was canceled twice, and Haye underwent shoulder surgery, saying that doctors had advised him that his career would be over.
That held firm for a good few years, but now Haye is on the comeback trail. He recently asked Twitter followers who they'd like to see him fight, and he maybe got only 40-45% joke responses from all the internet's wiseacres.