Klitschko vs Fury: David Haye happy to face Wladimir Klitschko or Tyson Fury next year
Last Updated: 28/11/15 9:45am
David Haye is determined to erase the 'frustration' of losing to world champion Wladimir Klitschko in 2011 - by beating the Ukrainian in a rematch.
Londoner Haye (26-2-KO24) returns from three years in the boxing wilderness on January 16 when he takes on Mark De Mori at The O2 - but is already looking ahead to regaining top prizes.
It's on my mind whether it's next year or the year after that. It will always be on my mind because I don't like losing.
The 35-year-old said: "It's on my mind whether it's next year or the year after that. It will always be on my mind because I don't like losing. If I lost a chess match to a master or a race to Usain Bolt, I can handle that.
"When you've been in the ring with someone and you've taken their best shot and you've hit them with your best shot, seen their eyes roll in the back of their head and seen them hold on for dear life, you think: 'I can beat this guy.'
"You can feel you're better than them. It's frustrating. It's annoying. Everyone else says that he's better than you but you think you could do him again."
Haye, who won the WBA world heavyweight title by outpointing Nikolay Valuev in Germany in 2009, lost a unanimous decision to Klitschko and revealed a toe injury in the aftermath - prompting derision from some quarters.
But Haye says when reminded of his reaction to the unification bout defeat: "At the time, people needed to vent on me and I get that.
"When someone talks as much as I talk, trying to get under Wladimir's skin to make him come and have a punch-up with me, when it doesn't work, I get stick - whether it's my toe or I didn't try or a stupid haircut.
"People need to vent because they bought into it and wanted me to win. I get that. It's a human instinct and I don't take that personally. It's just life. I take the rough with the smooth because when I talk big and produce the goods, nobody complains then."
Wladimir Klitschko vs Tyson Fury, exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office on Saturday, is now available to order via your Sky remote and online.