David Haye returns to action this weekend against Tony Bellew but the former champion is hoping after the fight to make one last run at a heavyweight title.

It has been a while now since David Haye once held the WBA world heavyweight title.

After years of injuries and issues Haye returned to the ring last year and after some low-key wins, took on his first credible opponent in Tony Bellew in 2017.

In which he came unstuck and got stopped inside the distance.

However he feels with his new trainer and lighter frame coming into this weekend’s rematch that the result will be different this time.

Looking back on last year’s fight with Bellew, Haye was coy about where he was at in his career at the time.

Speaking to The Sun, Haye admitted:

“Let me be honest: if I had been offered a fight with Joshua before the first Bellew fight, I would have taken it, and I would probably have got squashed.”

No doubt however that if he looks good in beating Bellew this Saturday that he will change his tune considerably.

Say what you want about Haye, he’s still a very big name in boxing.

One that if he can get some momentum together again will definitely be mentioned with big fights against the likes of Joshua, Wilder and Fury.

If he wins in style on Saturday, that is.