David Haye has signed a long term promotional association with Matchroom Sport, which begins when he faces Manuel Charr at the MEN Arena in Manchester on June 29, live on Sky Sports. This ends a rather long period of speculation on who David Haye’s next opponent would be, and it also provides even further insight into his immediate plans for the future.
Matchroom Sport and Hayemaker Promotions will co-promote the shows headlined by the former World Heavyweight champion, beginning with the clash with the 28 year old World title challenger Charr in Manchester.
“I’m delighted to have agreed a four-fight promotional deal with David Haye and Hayemaker,” said Eddie Hearn. “In my opinion David is the most exciting heavyweight on the planet and I’m over the moon to help bring his comeback fight against Charr to Sky Sports on June 29.”
Further details on Haye’s clash with Charr and the promotional association with Matchroom Sport and Hayemaker Promotions will be revealed at a press conference in Manchester on Wednesday.
The writing was on the wall that Haye wasn’t getting a fight with Vitali Klitschko anytime soon. He’s in a state of semi-retirement, and meanwhile, Wladimir Klitschko seems headed towards a clash with Alexander Povetkin after his fight with Francesco Pianeta.
When Haye announced his comeback, he said he would do what he needed to do to get into mandatory position. As Charr himself just challenged Vitali, Haye is trying to do just that and position himself as next in line.
Charr is a decent enough opponent for Haye’s next fight, but it’s not exactly making a splash either.