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David Haye to return to ring on May 21

David Haye's ring return in January was a success, and he'll come back again in May.

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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 won't be taking an extended break this time, as the 35-year-old former heavyweight titleholder and cruiserweight champion is already set for his next fight, which will take place on Saturday, May 21, once again at the O2 Arena in London.

Haye (27-2, 25 KO) made his return to the ring for the first time in three-and-a-half years on January 16, easily smashing Mark De Mori in just over two minutes. The fight did great ratings in the United Kingdom, with Haye's team saying it peaked at over three million viewers on Dave, a comedy channel that had never done live boxing before. It was also available worldwide via live streaming video on YouTube.

"After being out of the ring for so long it was incredible to be fighting in a capacity crowd at The O2 arena in front of my loyal fans. I'm thankful for all the support I've received so far," Haye said via press release.

"I felt so cool and calm in there. I don't believe any heavyweight in the planet could have taken those punches. Now is my time to prove they can't. The heavyweight division is once again incredibly exciting, with a number of talented fighters vying for the world titles. The Hayemaker is back and ready for the next challenge!"

No opponent has yet been named for their May 21 bout, but another tune-up sort of foe is what should be expected, with the current target seemingly a major fight in the latter portion of 2016.

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