'I AM IN GREAT CON­DI­TION'

Haye ex­plains why he could 'fight to­mor­row'

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"I'M in good form, you'll get a much more en­ter­tain­ing fight," David Haye said. "I am, much bet­ter than many peo­ple an­tic­i­pate. But the proof of the pud­ding is in the eat­ing. I feel good, I've been train­ing hard. I had an op­er­a­tion on the Sun­day [after the first fight], the Mon­day I was back in train­ing. I haven't stopped train­ing the whole time. I'm in great con­di­tion now. I could fight to­mor­row. I'm 12-round fit now. It's a good place to be eight weeks out from a fight." While it seems that spar­ring - largely ab­sent from camp the first time Haye clashed with Tony Bellew - is back on the agenda for the for­mer cham­pion, there is one heavy­weight he won't be shar­ing a ring with in the build-up to the se­quel: Joe Joyce, the 1-0 (1) prospect who re­cently turned pro­fes­sional un­der Haye's guid­ance. "If we both get in the ring with each other, we've both got one gear and it's just hard and some­thing will get broke. Ei­ther I'll get broke or he'll get broke and I don't want to break me and I don't want to break him. Nei­ther of us, him par­tic­u­larly, he can't spar soft... I'll have to go 100 per cent and he goes 100 per cent. Some­thing's go­ing to break and I'd rather he do that to other peo­ple, his op­po­nents in the ring." Haye un­der­stands why fans doubt he can come back stronger, but he in­sisted that will be the case. "I not only want to get back," Haye said, "I want to be bet­ter than I was be­fore. Get­ting back to where I was clearly won't be good enough [to beat Bellew] so I want to be bet­ter than I ever have been, and work­ing with my new trainer Is­mael Salas, I be­lieve he's go­ing to give me that edge:'

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