|The guy is back in the public eye|
That's when David Haye KOd Mark De Mori on Saturday. In round one.
Like it or not, the man is back,
Now, while it's true De Mori was no one's idea of a terrific opponent, impressive is impressive - and first round knockouts are just that. This is especially the case when one hasn't fought in years, as Haye hasn't.
Truth be told, the British fighter had become something of a punch line in recent years. He lost a major fight to Wladimir Klitschko a while back, then pointed to a hurt toe. Afterwards he went on to offer various excuses for not fighting Tyson Fury, who was a contender at the time.
Now, those excuses may very well have been valid but they certainly didn't make the man look good. Which is why Saturday's performance at the O2 Arena was so important for the guy. Fury claims he'll never fight Haye after having two potential matchups with the fighter fall through. Maybe that's true, maybe it isn't.
What's hard to argue, though, is the fact that Haye is now part of the electrified heavyweight scene.