2018 May Be Final Year For David Haye
At 37 years old, David Haye admits that 2018 may be his last year in the ring.
Haye was last seen almost a year ago, when he suffered a TKO loss to Tony Bellew at the O2 Arena in London.
A rematch was scheduled for December before Haye suffered a training injury, but the rematch was moved to May 5th back at the O2 in London.
Haye was controlling the pace during the early going, but everything changed when Haye would have his Achilles burst and then Bellew turned the tide with two knockdowns and eventually he secured the TKO win in the eleventh.
Haye underwent surgery that kept him on the shelf for most of the year.
Bellew was the third fight in Haye’s comeback, which saw Haye away for four years, returning in 2016 when he knocked out Dereck Chisora in five rounds.
According to Haye, his injury is healing up very well and he expects to be fully fit for the second meeting.
“It’s just gone six weeks since I had my bicep surgery and the scar is healing well, all the tissue inside seems to healing,” Haye said.
“It’s about 40 percent back to where I want it to be, but after six weeks that’s a good place to be and give it another month I will be punching at full throttle. Everything is where it needs to be. My career and legacy on the line.”
“I’m happy and I’m working, I’m feeling good. 2018 is going to be an entertaining year, potentially my last year as a competitive athlete so I want to go out with some big fireworks.”