David Haye vs Arnold Gjergjaj

David Haye vs Arnold Gjergjaj

When is it?

David Haye will return to the O2 Centre in London tomorrow on May 21 for his heavyweight bout with the little known fighter, Arnold Gjergjaj.

More info about the fight and how to buy the ticktes: http://www.ukalbanians.net/boxing-david-haye-to-fight-against-albanian-the-cobra-at-the-londons-02-on-21-may/

How can I watch it?

Like Haye’s comeback fight against Mark De Mori, you can watch the former world heavyweight champion live on UKTV’s ‘Dave’ channel – the self proclaimed ‘home of witty banter’.

Coverage of the bout is set to begin from 8pm, with both fighters expected in the ring at 10pm.

Haye was derided for his decision to put the fight on free-to-air television in January of this year.

But the fight, which saw Haye knock De Mori out inside 130 seconds, drew a peak audience of 3 million people.

Who is Arnold Gjergjaj?

Not a lot is known about Haye’s opponent, apart from his startling impressive record.

The Kosovo-Albanian challenger is undefeated in all 29 of his previous fights, including 21 victories by knockout.

Known as ‘The Cobra’, Gjergjaj is the reigning EE-EU heavyweight champions, although the title is not up for grabs in London.

Standing at 6 foot 5 inches tall, the 31-year-old will cut a formidable figure in the ring, with a background in wrestling and kick-boxing to go with his impressive stature.

What’s at stake?

Besides the structural integrity of both fighter’s jaws, no title is on the line at the O2.

What are they saying?

Despite publicly courting a future match-up with Anthony Joshua, Haye has identified American Shannon Briggs as his next opponent.

Haye maintains he is completely focussed on overcoming Gjergjaj before looking at the potential of meeting Briggs.

“One thing I can guarantee is that when I fight him, they’ll all be watching,” said Haye.

“There’s the element of the unknown, which is something I like about this guy.

“He’s taller than I am, heavier than I am and has an unbeaten record, so I think it’s a bit unfair people digging him out without seeing him.”