David Haye to face Arnold 'The Cobra' Gjergjaj on May 21
By Isaac Robinson
Last Updated: 30/03/16 1:42pm
Former world heavyweight champion David Haye to take on the unbeaten Arnold Gjergjaj at The O2 on May 21.
Gjergjaj (29-0-KO21), who has sparred with Haye conqueror Wladimir Klitschko, was born in Kosovo but has spent his boxing career in Switzerland; fighting just once elsewhere when he stopped Laszlo Toth in Hungary in 2011.
Taking an unbeaten fighter's '0' from him always makes the victory that much sweeter. Expect another explosive knockout!
Haye (27-2-KO25) said: "I'm so happy to be back in the ring so soon. I said I wanted to fight regularly and that's exactly what I'm doing. Every two to three months I want to be knocking somebody out and working my way back into title contention.
"Fighting a big heavyweight like 'The Cobra' has really got my juices flowing, taking an unbeaten fighter's '0' from him always makes the victory that much sweeter. Expect another explosive knockout!"
Gjergjaj added: "This is obviously the biggest fight of my life and it is an opportunity I will not waste. Fighting in a huge arena against a former world heavyweight champion is massive motivation for me and gives me a chance to prove my skills to the boxing world.
"I respect 'The Hayemaker' - he was a very good fighter five years ago - but his time is over and I'm coming to win. I'm warning David Haye that he should not underestimate me - I'm unbeaten and I intend to stay that way."
After three-and-a-half years out of the ring, Haye returned to action on January 16 and took just 121 seconds to stop Australia's Mark de Mori.