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David Haye confirms boxing comeback in January

Former world heavyweight champion David Haye has announced he is to return to the ring in January with a bout against Australian Mark de Mori at London's O2 Arena.

Haye couldn't resist another fight. Credit: PA

The 35-year-old Briton held a press conference at the venue on Tuesday to deliver the news of what is set to be his first fight since he beat compatriot Dereck Chisora in July 2012.

In 2013 Haye withdrew from proposed clashes against Manuel Charr and Tyson Fury due to injuries, with surgeons advising him following a shoulder operation on the latter occasion to seriously consider retiring.

But he refused to give up on a comeback which has now been scheduled for January 16th and will see him take on a man two years his junior in De Mori.