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David Haye's comeback continues with second-round KO in London

The referee intervened just one minute and 35 seconds into the second round.

Haye floors his opponent.
Haye floors his opponent.
Image: Steve Paston

DAVID HAYE CONTINUED his comeback on Saturday evening as he swept the challenge of Arnold Gjergjaj aside at London’s 02 Arena.

The former world heavyweight champion made light work of his previously undefeated opponent as the referee was forced to stop the bout in the second round.

It’s Haye’s 26th career knock-out and he will now face American Shannon Briggs in September.

“I felt amazing. I felt sharp, fast and my timing was great,” he told Sky Sports.

“I had a great camp with Shane and a great support team. Everyone in Hayemaker have got together and put on an amazing event. I’d like to thank all the fans that have come to watch the future of the division. I know a lot of people thought I’m the past but I’m the future.

“Anthony Joshua is a fight I’d absolutely relish. I’m a fan but it’s a fight I want. Next up for me is Shannon Briggs. How did he look? He came to England and talked a big game. I told him I’d fight him so me and Briggs or on a collision course for September. Let’s go, chump.”

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