Photos: David Haye is Pumped For June Ring Return

Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye has grown tired of waiting for a challenge from either of the Klitschko brothers to arrive.

Haye, 32, announced his comeback at a press conference in London on Thursday and will fight an as-yet-unnamed opponent at Manchester Evening News Arena on June 29.

He also expects to fight again later this year to put himself in a mandatory position to face either Vitali or Wladimir Klitschko for their respective titles at some stage in 2014.

"Instead of sitting around and waiting another year I want to get back in there," Haye said.

"I'm happy to be back - a year is long enough time to wait for someone to phone you."

Haye's own promotional company, Hayemaker, will promote his comeback fight in June and his trainer Adam Booth confirmed talks are ongoing to find a suitable opponent.

"David will fight an opponent who I am yet to secure, but who will be highly ranked," said Booth.

"He wants to fight twice this year against highly-ranked contenders to put himself in an unavoidable position to be the mandatory contender to one of the brothers. He is not waiting anymore. He is fighting his way into position."

Haye was last in the ring last July when he defeated fellow British heavyweight Dereck Chisora at Upton Park, a bout he thought would lead to an encounter with WBC champion Vitali Klitschko.

Vitali's brother Wladimir beat Haye in Hamburg in 2011 to add the WBA title to his IBF, WBO and The Ring crowns and now Haye wants another shot at one of the Ukrainians.

"I want that heavyweight title back," he said.

"I was hoping Vitali would be a man of his word and fight me after I did what he and his team wanted me to do and beat Dereck Chisora."

"We have been sitting around, waiting for the phone to ring but that hasn't happened. We have sent some e-mails but they have fallen on deaf ears."

Vitali will face unbeaten Manuel Charr in September, with Francesco Pianeta next up for Wladimir.

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Comment by Ravens Fan on 03-29-2013

[QUOTE=Own3d;13192123][url][/url][/QUOTE] I really did not remember saying it and thanks for showing it to me. But I still never dismissed it as cherry picking on Haye's part. If anything I really thought it was the bros that were doing the…

Comment by joe strong on 03-29-2013

in my opinion everything points to adamek...36 & declining, top ranked by all bodies, free agent & recently said he has some big fight possibilities in poland(maybe england)after he left main events. big payday for both & a win for…

Comment by New England on 03-29-2013

[QUOTE=Own3d;13192270]What are you talking about? How is he waiting for Vitali to get older? Haye wants to fight Vitali and Vitali is the one that doesn't want it. He's saying down the road because he's got to become a mandatory…

Comment by White_Knight on 03-29-2013

[QUOTE=knockoutking565;13192229]Well looking at the Boxrec heavyweight rankings, in the top 15 there are 6 undefeated fighters...Denis Boytsov, Vyacheslav Glazkov, Tyson Fury, Robert Helenius, Kubrat Pulev and Alexander Povetkin. Adam Booth said none of the possible opponents are English so that…

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