Boxing News 2016: David Haye confirms May bout, aims for world title shot

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Former world heavyweight champion David Haye is set to return to the ring again on May 21. As promised, David Haye will continue his pursuit for a heavyweight world title shot.

David Haye will be returning to the O2 Arena in London again to face off against an opponent who has yet to be named. The 35-year-old former champion enjoyed a successful comeback earlier this month when he defeated World Boxing Association (WBA) top 10 ranked Mark De Mori.

Haye defeated Mori within 131 seconds into the bout. Haye and Mori’s fight saw a sell-out crowd of 16,000 in London with three million viewers tuned in.

Continuing his promise of delivering regular fights, Haye intends to unify world title belts.

Talking about his last fight, Haye said that it was incredible fighting at the O2 Arena in front of his “loyal fans”, reports Mirror. Haye, who thanked his fans for their support, revealed that he felt cool and calm at the O2 Arena.

Perhaps this is why he has chosen the same venue again for his next fight.

“I felt so cool and calm in there. I don’t believe any heavyweight in the planet could have taken those punches. Now is my time to prove they can’t,” Haye added in the same report.

“The heavyweight division is once again incredibly exciting…The Hayemaker is back and ready for the next challenge!”

Haye’s promoter, Shane McGuigan also revealed that Haye is making his comeback with the single aim of “reclaiming and unifying the world heavyweight titles.” McGuin added that before going back into their camp for training, they will try to maintain the momentum in the follow up to David’s recent win.

Tickets for Haye’s next fight will go on sale on Friday January 29, with O2 Priority customers being able to buy two days before.

Photo Courtesy: Sport Magazine

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