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David Haye Quite Amused at Being The Hunted Party

David Haye is experiencing life as the hunted rather than the hunter ahead of his heavyweight comeback against Manuel Charr.

The 32-year-old former WBA champion is stepping back into the ring on June 29 after a period in retirement, which was broken only by a domestic scrap with rival Dereck Chisora.

Prior to that, Haye's last fight ended in a points defeat to Wladimir Klitschko in Hamburg - the loss a tough one for Haye to take after he had called out the Ukranian with a soundtrack of trash talk and threats.

The boot is on the other foot now, though, with Charr - a Lebanon-born puncher with a 23-1 record - having pursued Haye for a showdown.

The Londoner has granted the 28-year-old his wish and the pair will face off in Manchester today ahead of their bout next month,

"After I knocked out Dereck Chisora, he gatecrashed the press conference and challenged me," said Haye, who once called out Klitschko in a shopping centre.

"At that stage I didn't know who he was, he was just a crazy-looking guy. It turned out he was unbeaten and since then his only loss was a cuts one to Vitali Klitschko.

"He's been banging the drum and made some good pictures of himself holding my decapitated head - the same thing I did to the Klitschkos five years ago. It's quite funny to be on the other side of the fence."

Haye does not blame Charr, though, but has warned him he is messing with a man intent on regaining his world belt.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live he added: "It you want something you go and get it. He's been on Twitter every day saying what he's going to do, so here we go, be careful what you wish for.

"I made the promise that I would retire at 30 and I did achieve my goals, but I want to get my title back and boxers get that buzz. While there's a challenge there to regain my title, I'll go for it."

Haye and manager Adam Booth this week agreed a "long-term relationship" with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Sport, with the promoter talking up a domestic duel between Haye and the outspoken Tyson Fury.

According to Haye, though, Fury does not want the fight.

"He made some bold statements, that I'd never fight again after I'd fought him, so we contacted his manager but he told us he doesn't want to go down that route."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sweden2716 on 05-02-2013

Haye was so scared when he fought Klitschko, he was fighting like a girl. Talked all brave before the fight and then was so scared he peeing in his pants during the fight. Haye put on the make-up and the…

Comment by ddangerous on 05-02-2013

It is kind of amusing with Charr gatecrashing and wearing that shirt. Still think the decap. heads thing is too much. Keep it classy, San Diego.

Comment by Gratide on 05-02-2013

I wish this li SH*T would just shut up

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