David Haye: World's most exciting heavyweight to face 29-0 (21 KO) opponentWritten by Leroy Cleveland
The color, outrageous David Haye returns to the ring May 21 to face undefeated Arnold Gjergjaj O2 in London.
An explosive knockout artist with a 86 percent KO ratio, Haye, looking thicker than usual, last fought in January dispatching Mark de Mori in 81 seconds.
The 35 year old Haye has been a forgotten man of sorts amid the exciting heavyweight division's young lions. However, when healthy, David may be the most dangerous heavyweight in the world.
Nonetheless, despite his bloodcurdling record of 27-2, 25 KO, 'The Haymaker' still has many naysayers who will never forget his dreadful outing against Wladimir Klitschko in 2011 and subsequently refuse to believe he's a heavyweight wrecking machine worthy of top billing on boxing's biggest stage.
Will Haye make amends in May? And will we see the hard-punching Brit in the ring against Klitschko again or, perhaps, Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua, Charles Martin or Deontay Wilder?
"I said from the start I want to fight regularly and get some momentum back in my career," said Haye.
He added that 10 percent of ticket money, from a presumed sell out, will be donated to injured boxer Nick Blackwell, who is currently in an induced coma following his loss to Chris Eubank, Jr Saturday night.
So who is Arnold Gjergjaj?
Standing 6′ 5″ / 196cm, the Kosovo-born Gjergjaj is unbeaten, sporting a record of 29-0, 21 KO. Although he doesn't have any big names on his ledger, the 31 year old appears to be a big, strong fella who has stopped 14 of his last 16 opponents within the distance, and was once a sparring partner of former long-reigning heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
Now living in Switzerland, the monstrous Gjergjaj has fought only once outside of the country.
"This is obviously the biggest fight of my life and it is an opportunity I will not waste," said Gjergjaj.
"Fighting in a huge arena against a former world heavyweight champion is massive motivation for me and gives me a chance to prove my skills to the boxing world. I respect ‘The Hayemaker’ - he was a very good fighter 5 years ago - but his time is over and I’m coming to win."
"I’m warning David Haye that he should not underestimate me - I'm unbeaten and I intend to stay that way.”
Tough words from a tough man?
We'll have more on Arnold....
Check the Arnold Gjergjaj video highlights below... Can this man hang with 'The Hayemaker?'