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David Haye: Explosive heavyweight to return in 2014?

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Is he back? Despite doctors warnings, will David Haye march onward?

Last year, David Haye's heavyweight superfight with fellow Brit Tyson Fury was postponed once and finally canceled after Haye was advised to retire following major shoulder surgery.

According to BBC, Haye, 33, underwent a five-hour reconstruction operation on his right shoulder in Germany last November and was later given a grim forecast by doctors.

"The boxing gods keep hinting that maybe enough is enough," said a saddened Haye, who was forced to cancel his already-rescheduled bout with Tyson Fury slated for February 8 of this year.

"The surgery and subsequent results is a bitter pill to swallow because I truly felt I had a lot more to offer."

"But I've been boxing for 23 years now, amateur and pro, and this has clearly taken its toll on my body."

"It's a crushing blow for me. This wasn't how I wanted to end 2013. Perhaps it just wasn't meant to be."

The news was seemingly a death blow for Haye's future in boxing and jolting to the sport as the cancellation of Haye vs Fury sent the heavyweights reeling once again.

But has Haye had a change of heart?

The Brit posted a photo of himself back in training on Twitter on Thursday, and said:


"First session of the year. 2014 is going to be my healthiest, let's start as we mean to go on".

Does this mean Haye is back?  

Although several in the media, including ESPN and Yahoo!, are announcing Haye's return, Haye fans shouldn't get too excited yet. After all, no one in boxing has canceled and postponed bouts more than David Haye.

However, if anyone can reignite the heavyweight division, it's the explosive 'Hayemaker,' even at 90 percent of himself.

A popular, crowd-pleasing fighter with a large fan base, expect David Haye, if healthy, ready and willing, to fight for the WBC version of the heavyweight title sometime in 2014. That title, which is currently vacant, will be awarded to the winner of Bermane Stiverne vs Chris Arreola.

In his last bout, also a comeback fight, Haye annihilated fellow Brit Dereck Chisora in May 2012 via a fifth round stoppage.

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