Haye an­nounces come­back fight against De Mori

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LON­DON: Bri­tain’s for­mer world heavy­weight cham­pion David Haye will make his come­back in a Lon­don fight against Aus­tralia’s Mark de Mori in Jan­uary, he an­nounced yes­ter­day. Haye, 35, last fought in July 2012 when he beat com­pa­triot Dereck Chisora, but with­drew from pro­posed bouts against Manuel Charr and Tyson Fury the fol­low­ing year due to in­jury. The smooth-talk­ing Lon­doner was ad­vised to re­tire by sur­geons af­ter un­der­go­ing shoul­der surgery, but will now make his re­turn against 33-year-old De Mori at the O2 Arena on Jan­uary 16. “I’m so happy to be able to step back through the ropes and back into the ring, where I do my best work,” Haye told a press con­fer­ence at the fight venue. “I’ve al­ways set the bar high in my ca­reer and I will con­tinue to do so. Please sit back and get ready for an­other fun-fu­elled heavy­weight cam­paign to the very top. “It’s been a long three and a half years out, with many ups and downs, but ‘The Hayemaker’ is fi­nally back and ready to do what I do best. I’ve a new team, new look and new in­spi­ra­tion to achieve my goals.” —AFP

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