David Haye is learning that being world heavyweight champion often means being haunted by the past. Yesterday, as Haye talked about the first defence of his WBA title against John Ruiz next month, websites in the United States were alive with gossip of a comeback by Mike Tyson.

The 43-year-old, who was once the youngest heavyweight champion in history, last boxed in 2005, looking a pitiful sight as he quit on his stool against Kevin McBride. In recent times he has looked overweight, but he has heavy debts and comebacks are often talked of.
The latest rumours suggest that he will return towards the end of the year, possibly in a third bout against Evander Holyfield, part of whose ear he bit off in 1997. Haye says that Tyson should not box again. “It would be a sad spectacle,” Haye said. “I’ve never met Mike Tyson, but looking at his physical condition, there is no way he should think about boxing. read more

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