By James Slater
Despite Manuel Charr’s best efforts – including an imitation severed head photo pose and a whole lot of other taunting – it seems “Diamond Boy” will NOT be David Haye’s ring foe on June 29th. Haye will make his return in Manchester on that date, and the once-beaten Charr was being looked at by many as the likely opponent. However, according to an exclusive by Gareth A Davies of The Telegraph, Charr will not get the fight/payday he has been hoping for.
Charr “will not be the opponent” on June 29th, a camp insider at Hayemaker told the publication. So who might the former cruiserweight and former WBA heavyweight ruler face in June? According to The Telegraph piece, unbeaten Pole Andrew Wawrzyk is “the frontrunner.”
The 25-year-old is unbeaten at 27-0(13) and the 6’5″ operator holds wins over the likes of Lee Swaby and Paul Butlin (both Brits) and Devin Vargas. But as largely unknown as Wawrzyk is, would he attract enough fans to the Manchester Arena?