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Haye continues his rebuilding job. Is a title shot around the corner?
This weekend David Haye will step into the ring for his second fight of his comeback trail against the unbeaten Arnold ‘The Cobra’ Gjergjaj at The O2. A lot’s been said about Haye’s return to the ring after a three year exile due to a long standing shoulder injury. Has he still got it? Will he become heavyweight champion again? Only one man has the answers and that’s Haye himself. An impressive victory of The Cobra and it’s big money and possible title fight.
Making a statement against Mark De Mori in his return to the ring was crucial. He needed to make a statement. The last thing Haye needed was a dog fight. The 120 seconds it took to demolish his opponent gave him confidence and belief a sterner test is needed.
Last weekend brought news that Alexander Povetkin failed a pre fight drug test ahead of the WBC title fight against the champ Deontay Wilder. It’s opened up a possible door for Haye, if he doesn’t break sweat against Gjergjaj could a title shot against the highly rated Wilder be on the cards sooner than what anyone expected?
Rumours are circualting around the boxing world that Haye’s camp will be looking for a big fight in Septemeber this year. Does Haye have it in him for three fights in the next four months? Probably not. But as we’ve seen with him before, he’s come back determined and more hungry than ever before.
It’s a golden period for the heavyweight division at the moment. With fellow Brits Joshua and Fury both holding the WBC and WBA belts respectively and with big fights ahead of them. Joshua vs Breazeale again at The O2 June 25th and the grudge rematch for Fury v Klitchsko July 6th at Manchester. If Joshua and Fury win, David Haye, you would think would be firmly on their radars. It’s rather exciting at the moment and one you can’t keep your eyes off.
Never miss a moment of #HayeDay this Saturday. We’ll be covering the whole event including the undercard. Make sure to follow us on O2 Sports on Twitter and Instagram. It’s going to be a bumper night of boxing.