David Haye names Ismael Salas as his new trainer
Last Updated: 06/07/17 4:24pm
David Haye has named Ismael Salas as his new trainer and still hopes to regain a world heavyweight title.
The former WBA heavyweight champion parted company on good terms with Shane McGuigan last month after his defeat to Tony Bellew and has since linked up with Salas, who has worked with the likes of Jorge Linares, Guillermo Rigondeaux and Nonito Donaire.
Haye hopes to make his comeback from an Achilles operation before the end of the year, with Bellew a possible opponent, and remains confident he can defeat one of the title holders.
"I am thrilled to welcome Salas, a trainer I have known for a number of years, into my corner," said Haye.
"I have huge respect for what he has achieved on a world level to date and place huge value on what he can bring to my armoury. I am determined not only to get back on the main stage of the heavyweight division, but on entering the ring with a renewed skill set to recapture world titles.
Salas shares Haye's ambition as the Cuban firmly believes that the 36-year-old can compete with the world's top heavyweights.
"Naturally I have followed David's comeback with great interest, he is a proven world-class talent in an incredibly exciting division.
"Boxing fans want to see him back in the biggest shows, hunting world titles, and that is exactly where I believe he belongs."