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…
David Haye Linked With Millennium Stadium Fight On Dec 10th
Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye linked with a potentially massive stadium event in Wales before Christmas.
In recent days Haye himself had confirmed that he would return to the ring for his third fight of 2016 on December 10th – against an opponent and at a venue to be confirmed.
However the BBC are reporting today that officials representing the formerly known ‘Millennium Stadium’ now known as the ‘Principality Stadium’ are looking at a potential Haye fight there on December 10th.
That’s a substantial capacity for a Haye fight who although is a very popular and well known sportsman, would have to be facing a significantly big name to even think about trying to pack out an 80,000 seated arena like that.
What a night it could be for boxing fans though, if indeed Haye is lining up a big name opponent before Christmas that would be capable of selling out a stadium of that considerable size.
The Principality Stadium has a retractable roof which would allow an event hypothetically to take place during such a potentially cold time of the year in the UK.
This news goes to show that competition is hotting up at the moment from big arenas in the UK for boxing, after the return to prominence of the sport in recent years in Britain.
The last time a boxing event of such attendance occurred was in fact in the UK, when Carl Froch knocked out George Groves in front of 80,000 people at Wembley stadium in 2014.
This would mark the first big boxing event at the Principality Stadium though since Joe Calzaghe vs Mikkel Kessler back in 2007.
Haye last fought back on May 21st when he stopped Arnold Gjergjaj inside the distance at the O2 Arena in London.
Speculation throughout the year since then is that he would face Shannon Briggs later this year who appeared on the undercard at the time.
But perhaps Haye has an even bigger name up his sleeve that no one knows about, if indeed the BBC’s reports today of a fight been lined up in Cardiff are accurate.