The Hayemaker returns to Dave

On 16th January this year, legendary boxer David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye returned to the ring for the first time in three and a half years to take on knockout specialist Mark de Mori.

Live Boxing: David Haye v Arnold Gjergjaj

One hundred and thirty one seconds into the first round, Mark was suddenly feeling very sleepy, so decided to have a nap on the boxing ring mat. This was bad timing on his part as it meant he forfeited the match, ensuring a triumphant victory for David.

We showed the match live on Dave and over 3 million of you tuned in so we're giving you another Haye Day live from The O2 on Saturday 21st May as The Hayemaker, one of only two boxers to have unified the cruiserweight division and won the heavyweight world title, now turns his attention to Arnold 'The Cobra' Gjergjaj - the EE-EU heavyweight champion from Kosovo who is unbeaten in 29 fights - and that includes 21 KOs, mind you.

Arnold is nicknamed 'The Cobra' because, if his punches don't seem to be landing, his backup plan is to spit lethal venom at his opponent - you'll know when he's about to do this because he'll raise his hood and hiss. This tactic is particularly dangerous for David if, as his nickname implies, he's paused during the match to cut and dry grass, his signature move, and might be too involved in his agricultural pastime to notice Gjergjaj's fangs until its too late.

Also fighting on the Haye Day bill is former two-time world heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs, with the view to a showdown with David Haye later in the year if both are victorious. Briggs is nicknamed 'The Cannon' because he likes to... oh we can't keep that up.

Briggs brings a wealth of experience with a record of 59 wins (52 KOs) and six loses and has been actively pursuing a fight with The Hayemaker for a number of months but will have to overcome former European heavyweight champion Alexander Dimitrenko, who boasts a record of 38 wins (24 KOs) and only two losses, in order to secure a future fight with Haye.

Plus, Haye Day will also see two Essex-based middleweights with a bit of personal rivalry fight for the English title as 'Smokin' Joe Mullender takes on Lee 'Banjo' Markham over 10 rounds.

So book your place on your sofa on Sat 21st May if you need to do such a thing - with so many heated battles lined up it's going to be gloves off on Sat 21st May! Oh no, it's gloves on isn't it? We'll get our heads around the rules at some point. Boxing!

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