David Haye thumps out Arnold Gjergjaj to set up Shannon Briggs conflict

England’s David Haye proceeded with his rebound with a second-round stoppage of Kosovo’s Arnold Gjergjaj in London.

Previous heavyweight title holder Haye, 35, dropped Gjergjaj three times before the ref waved the battle off.

Haye’s next battle in September will be against American veteran Shannon Briggs, who thumped out Argentina’s Emilio Zarate on the undercard.

Haye’s definitive point is a match with either IBF champion Anthony Joshua or WBA and WBO champion Tyson Fury.

Anger having still not excused Haye for hauling out of two booked battles against him in 2013, Joshua is the more sensible target.

Manchester’s Fury confronts a rematch against Wladimir Klitschko on 9 July, while London’s Joshua faces unbeaten American Dominic Breazeale on 25 June.

“I felt astonishing,” said Haye, who now has 28 wins (26 KOs) and two annihilations from 30 proficient challenges. “The fans have turned out to see the eventual fate of heavyweight boxing. Individuals thought I was the past, however I am still what’s to come.

“Anthony Joshua is a battle I would savor. Be that as it may, next up for me is Shannon Briggs. He approached England and talked a defining moment.

“I let him know whether he came over and beat somebody I would battle him in September. How about we go chump, we should go chump.”

Haye was out of the game for three and a half years in the wake of experiencing shoulder surgery in 2013 yet came back with a first-round knockout of Mark de Mori in January.

Furthermore, he amazed the unbeaten Gjergjaj with a right hand inside the initial 30 seconds at the O2 coliseum, before dropping him with a left punch and a hacking right in the second.

Haye’s Swiss-based adversary made it to his feet yet arbitrator Terry O’Connor had seen enough.

The 44-year-old Briggs, a previous WBO best on the planet, lost world title challenges against Vitali Klitschko in 2010 and Britain’s Lennox Lewis in 1998.

Briggs, who is currently situated in London, took four years out of the game after the Klitschko rout, amid which he experienced gloom and swelled to 400lb.

Be that as it may, he has won every one of the nine battles following returning, including his most recent one-round annihilation of Zarate.

Haye has vowed to give 10% of ticket deals for his most recent battle to Nick Blackwell.

The 25-year-old Blackwell won’t battle again in the wake of managing genuine head wounds in his middleweight battle against Chris Eubank Jr in March.