Return of the Hayemaker: British heavyweight David Haye sets up boxing showdown against Manuel Charr in Manchester

 

David Haye's second pursuit of the Klitschko brothers will start against Manuel Charr on 29 June, while the British heavyweight has confirmed a "long-term relationship" between his camp and promoter Eddie Hearn.

Hayemaker Boxing released a statement last night saying 28-year-old Lebanon-born Charr, who has won all but one of his 24 bouts, would be Haye's opponent for his comeback fight in Manchester.

Haye's ultimate goal is a title bout against either Vitali or Wladimir Klitschko – who beat him on points in 2011 –and a face-off against Charr will get him onto the road to becoming a mandatory challenger.

Charr's only professional defeat came against Vitali in September last year. He is ranked eighth in the world, two places below Haye.

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