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GIF: David Haye knocks out Mark De Mori in first round

David Haye made quick work of Mark De Mori in London. Check out the KO.

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

David Haye's return to the ring today at the O2 Arena in London lasted all of two minutes and 11 seconds, as the former cruiserweight champion and heavyweight titleholder made quick work of Australia's Mark De Mori, hurting him repeatedly before landing a crushing right hand that all but ended the fight by itself, though a couple more shots did get in.

Here's the first angle of the KO, in slow motion:

Here's another angle, where you can see a left hand also land as De Mori begins to double over:

De Mori (30-2-2, 26 KO) never so much as landed a clean punch in the fight, and was first visibly shaken about 50 seconds into the bout, making this very easy work indeed for the 35-year-old Haye (27-2, 25 KO), who was fighting for the first time since a July 2012 knockout of rival Dereck Chisora.

Haye says he plans to fight again soon, and that he's hoping to face Anthony Joshua by the end of 2016.

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