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Victorious Haye is ready to rumble after Briggs chases down his family

By Declan Warrington

David Haye secured the second victory of his comeback with a routine second-round knock-out of Arnold Gjergjaj at London's O2 Arena - then confirmed he wants to fight Shannon Briggs.

Heavyweight Haye, fighting for the second time in five months after a three-and-a-half-year lay-off with a career-threatening shoulder injury, provided another demonstration of his power one minute and 35 seconds into the second, securing the 26th stoppage of his career.

Briggs, in a farcically one-sided affair, earlier stopped Argentina's Emilio Ezequiel Zarate in under a round.

Haye, now trained by Shane McGuigan, said: "I used to find it hilarious when Briggs was chasing Wladimir Klitschko around. Then he started doing it to me and it really wasn't funny at all.

"He was banging on the gym door, knocking on family member's doors. He turned up at my uncle's house. He was just like 'Well he's not here, mate'. He just said 'That nutcase turned up, banging on the door, screaming let's go champ'. He was actually staying in Bermondsey, on Long Lane, where I grew up.

"He's a former heavyweight champion, a bit old, but he can fight a bit.

"He punches hard. Let's get it on."

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