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David Haye provides update on 'slow' bicep recovery

David Haye says his recovery process is 'well underway'. BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

David Haye has provided an update on his fitness as he looks to bounce back from the injury which caused the postponement of his highly-anticipated rematch with Tony Bellew.

The former WBA Super heavyweight champion was scheduled to meet the Liverpudlian for the second time on Dec.17, but was forced to withdraw after tearing his bicep during a stair conditioning session.

The injury prone 37-year-old, who had been hampered by an Achilles problem during his defeat by Bellew in March, took to social media to explain the current state of his recovery after he underwent surgery on the injury.

"It's been eight days since my operation on my left bicep and the rehabilitation phase is well underway," said Haye in a video on his official twitter account.

"All very steady, all very slow, all very boring, all very monotonous, but it has to be done this way to get the 100 percent results that I require."

With Haye now aiming to fight long-time rival Bellew on March 24 or May 5, the heavyweight also stated his desire to look after his body to ensure that he is in the best possible position for the encounter.

"It's also very important to keep the rest of my body in good condition," he added. "I'm going to try to stay under 100 kilos over Christmas, which isn't always that easy, but that's my target."