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Briggs next after one sided Haye win

Bermondsey’s David Haye made short work of the previously unbeaten Arnold Gjergjaj on Saturday night, destroying the Kosovan inside two rounds.

The latest win for Haye never looked in doubt from the outset at the O2 in Greenwich, with Gjergjaj looking out of his depth against the former two weight world champ from the get go.

In the time it took the Southwark man to dispatch his Swiss based opponent Gjergjaj hit the deck four times, on one occasion when Haye threw a jab in what turned out to be the final round.

Haye said after the fight: “I would like to thank the people who came out to watch the future of the heavyweight division. “A lot of people thought I might be the past but I believe I am the future and I am looking forward to big fights next year.

A fight with Anthony Joshua is one I would relish.”

The 35-year-old is probably due a couple of warm up bouts after almost four years of injury that prevented him from entering the ring, but the quality of opposition needs to step up before that hoped for encounter with his fellow Londoner.

The next fight looks set to be in September against 44-year-old Shannon Briggs who was impressive on the under card on Saturday night, although late substitute Emilio Ezequiel Zarate proved little more that a punch bag in the round he lasted against the American. Speaking about his next encounter Haye said: “The next fight for me is Shannon Briggs.

He came over here and talked a big game and I said if he won on the under card I would fight him in September. “So we are on a collision course.”

Haye’s journey back continues and although Briggs still has a punchers chances the Bermondsey man should have too much for him later this year, then it’s onto better and bigger fights and hopefully a big step up in quality of opposition.


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