David Haye to face trial in October as former heavyweight world champ accused of assaulting man at Hammersmith Apollo | The Sun
DAVID HAYE is set to stand trial in October after being accused of assaulting a man at a gig in London last year.
The former heavyweight boxing world champion will be trialled over two days on October 4 and 5, according to the Evening Standard.
Haye, 41, denies attacking a man, named as Nickesh Jhala, at a Hammersmith Apollo gig on October 30, 2021.
The ex-boxer will now stand trial following a hearing at Westminster magistrates court this morning.
It is reported Haye has enlisted the services of top criminal barrister James Scobie QC for his defence.
He also intends to give evidence himself at the trial later this year.
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Mr. Scobie said: "In our case, the defendant definitely will be giving evidence."
The trial timetable has been extended to two days by Chief Magistrate Paul Goldspring so all nine witnesses in the case can be heard.
Haye is on unconditional bail until the trial and was not present at the hearing today.
He did appear in court earlier this month after being arrested on June 2 at Heathrow Airport to deny the accusations.
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Haye wore an orange and brown check hooded jacket and dark jeans in the dock, with his hands cuffed behind his back.
As a professional Haye won 28 out of his 32 bouts, and spent time as both cruiserweight and heavyweight champion of the world.
He made a one-fight comeback in September 2021, defeating good friend Joe Fournier in an exhibition clash.
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