David Haye next fight set for just before Christmas as the Londoner looks to make it three wins from three in 2016 following a comeback to the sport this year after a three and half year hiatus.
Haye has been in the ring twice this year in London’s 02 Arena, first when he stopped Marc De Mori on January 16th and then against Arnold Gjergjaj on May 21st whom he also stopped – taking his professional boxing record to 28-2 (26KO).
Haye did receive criticism in some quarters at the time for the low level of competition faced, but to be fair coming off such an extended layoff, he was never going to be taking on world beaters.
But before the year is out, the ‘Hayemaker’ is expected to take on someone of genuine credibility in the heavyweight division as he looks to get himself into the exciting current mix at the top.
Haye has promised fans on Twitter that they will be happy when he announces who his opponent is:
Here’s a small update. I’m fit, healthy & will be back in the ring on 10 Dec 2016. Opponent to be announced very soon. You’ll be happy!?????
— David Haye (@mrdavidhaye) October 5, 2016
It had been thought earlier in the year that Haye would take on American Shannon Briggs who has managed to get a run of wins together in recent times, but it seems that fight has now fizzled out despite Briggs’ relentless and at times hilarious social media endeavours to pick a fight with the Englishman.
Haye has established a very healthy ranking in all of the major governing bodies in world boxing, so potentially someone legit could be on the cards next as he readies himself for a possible crack at one of the world titles next year, with the division currently blown wide open recently following the possibility of Tyson Fury losing his titles soon after a wave of recent controversy.
Haye is currently ranked no.3 in the IBF, no.5 in the WBA, no.5 in the WBO and no.6 in the WBC as things stand.
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