Hayemaker Promotions have added Alexander Dimitrenko (38-2, 24 KOs) to the “Haye Day” bill on might twenty one at London’s O2 Arena. The former European Boxing Union heavyweight titlist will meet Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs (59-6-1, 52 early) on the undercard of David Haye’s fight against Arnold Gjergjaj – the winner of Briggs-Dimitrenko can meet Haye later this year.
The Germany-based Russian Arnold Gjergjaj is on a six-fight winning streak. His two blemishes came against Eddie Chambers and Kubrat Pulev (L MD twelve and blow eleven respectively). The 33-year-old has size and youth advantages over Briggs, 44, but the american is not discomposed by the challenge.
A Journalist came to the U.K. last month to chase down a showdown with Haye, who united to place him on his show following fan demand. Briggs had hoped to be Haye’s opponent, but can have to fight to earn the correct to fulfill the previous cruiserweight world Champion and WBA heavyweight titlist.
The former world title challenge has reeled off eight wins since being brutalised by Vital Klitschko in 2010, his last world title fight, yet the opposition has been modest. Dimitrenko will be the primary serious check of his credentials since that call loss to Klitschko for the white blood cell belt.
Alexander Dimitrenko had been mentioned recently as a possible opponent for Briggs however that fight doesn’t look like it’s attending to happen. Whoever Briggs fights, it’s going to be somebody brought in at the moment and it’ll doubtless be someone he will flatten simply to earn the fight against Haye.
— David Haye (@mrdavidhaye) May 16, 2016
This is Haye’s second fight of his comeback in his battle against the 31-year-old Gjergjaj. Earlier this year, Haye steamrolled over fringe contender Mark de Mori in stopping him in the first spherical last January. It wasn’t a fight at all because de Mori gave the look of somebody who had no suggest the way to fight.
It was all Haye in getting a fast stoppage win. That fight was an embarrassment to observe as a result of it absolutely was such a terrible mate. It wasn’t that Haye looked great. It was more of a case of de Mori merely being terribly, very unhealthy that created Haye look thus smart in comparison.
I do think Haye can be productive in winning all of his fights till he gets the day match against Joshua, but I don’t see those fights rising him any or attracting a heap of interest. Let’s be honest; the only means Haye makes a fight against Joshua a monster of a fight is that if he takes the scalp of 1 of the proficient heavyweights like dare I say Deontay Wilder, or some of the opposite solid fighters within the division like Luis Ortiz, Kubrat Pulev, Joseph Parker or Carlos Takam. I’m not holding my breath waiting for Haye to fight any of these guys, believe me. If there was a line to get to 1 of these guys, I would suspect that Haye would be at the rear of it if within the line in the least.
— O2 Sports (@O2sports) May 16, 2016
The recently retired Mayweather bolstered rumours of associate at hand bout with the Irish UFC fighter throughout the weekend once he expressed that he ‘hoped’ the crossover fight would happen between the 2 throughout an interview with US broadcaster, Showtime.
With 21 stoppages in his twenty nine wins, Gjergjaj has a decent record on paper, although the same might be aforementioned concerning Mark de Mori whom Haye destroyed in exactly over a spherical in his initial fight in four years last January.
Haye heads into his second big night in succession at the O2 Arena well fabricated by the bookmakers to move a step nearer to a world title shot as Gjergjaj aims to drag off a shock win that will enhance his name within the sport significantly at Haye vs Gjergjaj Fight.