Haye targeting heavyweight belt, wants Klitschko rematch

David Haye already has his sights set on regaining the heavyweight title and has expressed his desire to take on Wladimir Klitschko for a second time.

On Tuesday, Haye announced he will face Mark de Mori in January as he makes his boxing comeback, having last fought against Dereck Chisora in July 2012.

Haye, a former WBA heavyweight champion following his defeat of Nikolai Valuev in 2009, then lost that belt to Klitschko in his penultimate fight in Hamburg in 2011.

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Klitschko is building up to a bout with Tyson Fury in Dusseldorf on Saturday, but Haye is confident he will be successful enough in his comeback to secure a rematch with the Ukrainian.

“It feels good to be back, and looking forward to doing what I am famous for doing, which is knocking people out,” he told Omnisport.

“They call me the Hayemaker for a reason, because I throw plenty of them, and that’s basically why I’m back.

“I know I can throw those bombs and regain the heavyweight championship of the world.

“All guns blazing at him [De Mori] first, and once its finished I’m going to have a look back at the heavyweight landscape and make my next move.”

Asked about a potential clash with WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion Klitschko, Haye said: “I’d love it, obviously I have to earn the shot.

“I’d like the opportunity again, I think the first time around I didn’t get it right, I under-performed, and given a different set of circumstances, I can do a hell of a lot better.”

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