O2, Haye vs Cobra, 21 May 2016, London

O2, Haye vs Cobra, 21 May 2016, London

David Haye will face the Kosovo born Arnold ‘The Cobra’ Gjergjaj in the second fight of his comeback at the O2 on 21 May.

Gjergjaj has won all 29 of his contests but only one of those have been staged outside Switzerland, where the 31-year-old Kosovan-born heavyweight is a resident.

The Cobra has amassed an impressive record of 29-0, with 21 of those wins coming via knock-out. The Cobra stands at 6 foot 5 inches tall and most recently tipped the scales at 112 kilograms – his size and strength are expected to pose a real threat.

The Cobra’s 29-0 resume is the second longest winning streak in the heavyweight boxing behind only the current WBC champion Deontay Wilder, who is yet to be beaten in his 36 professional fights, but ahead of Tyson Fury who has 25-0 record. The Cobra has impressive pedigree having sparred with the current WBA and WBO heavyweight champion and, the man he beat for those titles, Wladimir Klitschko.

Haye returned to the ring in January after a three-and-a-half-year absence by recording a first-round stoppage of Mark de Mori.

Haye revealed that 10% of ticket sales from his fight against Gjergjaj – which is expected to be televised on a Freeview platform – will be donated to Nick Blackwell, who has been in an induced coma since collapsing at the end of last Saturday’s British middleweight title defeat by Chris Eubank Jr.