Carl Froch: David Haye will return

He lost to Tony Bellew at the weekend

Carl Froch: David Haye will return

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David Haye will return to the ring according to former super-middleweight world champion Carl Froch.

Haye lost his grudge match against domestic rival Tony Bellew on Saturday night and suffered a severe achilles injury on his way to being stopped in the eleveth round. 

Haye has since had surgery on the injury and Froch indicated the former heavyweight world champion will lace up his gloves again.

Speaking to Sky Sports HQ, Froch said: "I don't think it's the end of him. I spoke to David Haye earlier and he's out of the operation, he's out of theatre. 

"The Achilles heel is fixed and he's adamant he will be coming back and he wants to fight again. First and foremost for David Haye, he wants the rematch with Bellew.

"It's quite a debilitating injury as we know, but you can make a full recovery. Whilst your injured, you're in bits, you can't even walk, your leg is in plaster. But I think from operation to actually competing, it can be as short as six or seven months.

"David Haye at 36, this isn't the end of his career, I think he's going to come again. He's told me he wants to come again - 100 per cent. He said to me and I quote, 'I will win a heavyweight world title', but I want the rematch with Bellew first," he added.