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David Haye could be next in line for a WBA heavyweight title shot

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David Haye came out of retirement back in November 2015 and has torn through two relatively obscure opponents in Mark de Mori and Arnold Gjergjaj since his return.

As a former WBA world heavyweight champion, Haye clearly has his sights set on bigger things than early knockouts against nobodies; Haye wants title fights and he wants some big all-British bouts.

WBA president Gilberto Mendoza insists that Haye may get that chance to win their heavyweight title once more in 2017.

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Lucas Browne has a date with Fres Oquendo for the regular belt next after winning a legal dispute with the WBA recently, but Mendoza intimated that there's every chance Haye could take on the winner of that bout.

He exclusively told Sky Sports: "Browne's title shot came out of a legal settlement we had to do after we got sued by Browne's people for stripping him.

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"I think the WBA grounds were very strong. He took us to court and we settled for giving him a title opportunity.

"If by that time, David is a leading available contender, that fight could happen, but then we have on the other hand Fres Oquendo, who has a court order saying that he must have a chance to fight for the championship."

Essentially, Mendoza is saying that if Oquendo was to lose to Browne, his rematch would come first. However, if Haye was to get his shot and win, that would mean there would be three British champions across the four organisations.

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"We would love to have David Haye back as our champion, that's what I can tell you, but boxing is complicated, it's not easy," Mendoza admitted.

The possibilities for some huge British fights if Haye manages to put the belt around his waist is endless. With the WBA seemingly still enamoured with the charismatic Brit, there's a big chance it could happen.

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