David Haye returned to the ring after three and half years of time off.
The much larger British heavyweight fighter only needed two minutes in the first round to make a seismic return to boxing with a strong knockout of Aussie Mark de Mori in front of 16,000 fans at London’s O2 Arena.
The 33-year-old Aussie boasted a 30-1-2 record going into the fight and ranked 10th in the WBA world rankings, but was really expected to offer much resistance.
As expected, he was outclassed by Haye, making his return to the ring after a three-a-half-year hiatus and knocked out cold 131 seconds into the fight.
De Mori needed to use oxygen after getting knocked out.
Days after the devastating knockout, de Mori revealed the reason why he needed to be administered with oxygen. He said that Haye’s punches were so powerful that he cant remember anything.
“I felt like he hit me with a brick in his hand. I knew what to expect and still couldn’t stop it.”
De Mori was rushed and had to spend the night in the hospital after the knockout. Meanwhile, Haye has proven that he remained a dangerous boxer after almost four years of hiatus.
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