Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye will not underestimate Manuel Charr when the pair clash in Manchester on June 29.
Speaking at a press conference in Manchester today about facing Charr a fully focused Haye said: "This guy is a lot younger - he is 28 years of age, and I am going to have to train as hard as I have ever trained because anything less than perfect preparation will leave me with a hard night’s work, which is not want I want.
"I want to go out there and do what I do best and knock somebody out.
"I am going to do whatever it takes to make that happen."
Haye also insisted that being out of the ring for nearly a year will not effect him. “I don’t believe in rustiness” said Haye.
"I believe that as long as your training goes well and your sparring is good, you should be able to perform on fight night. June 29 is the date and I’m looking at peaking on June 29.
"As long as sparring is competitive and I have young, fast guys to spar with, I don’t believe there will be an issue."
May 1, 2013