Haye to return in May

David Haye’s comeback will continue on May 21 at London’s O2 Arena, it has been confirmed.

The former WBA heavyweight champion, who earlier this month knocked out Mark de Mori in 131 seconds of his first fight in 42 months, is yet to finalise an opponent for his next bout.

Having returned to the top 10 of the WBA rankings after his explosive return to the ring, Haye plans to continue his quest towards regaining the world title in his home city.

“After being out of the ring for so long, it was incredible to be fighting in front of a capacity crowd at The O2 Arena in front of my loyal fans,” Haye said.

“I felt so cool and calm in there. I don’t believe any heavyweight on the planet could have taken those punches. Now is my time to prove they can’t. The heavyweight division is once again incredibly exciting, with a number of talented fighters vying for the world titles.”

The 35-year-old’s next bout is six weeks after Anthony Joshua’s next scheduled appearance on April 9 and Haye is one of several challengers eager to test the unbeaten prospect’s mettle.

WBA ‘Super’ and WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is discussing a date for his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko but has repeatedly dismissed the idea of ever facing Haye, who previously withdrew from two scheduled dates between the pair.