FOLLOWING the news that Australia’s Billy Dib had been ruled out of an undercard appearance at David Haye’s comeback on January 16 at The O2, Haye has announced via Twitter that Dib’s fight against Jamie Speight has been replaced by a British welterweight title eliminator between Shayne Singleton (21-1) and John O’Donnell (30-2).
“Obviously it’s disappointing that Billy Dib will not be on the bill but injuries are a part of boxing sadly. Jamie Speight was looking forward to the challenge of facing a former two-weight world champion and hopefully we can make the fight happen on the next Haye Day card. We wish Billy a speedy recovery.
“However I’m delighted that we’ve been able to add two more home-grown fighters to the bill in what promises to be a thrilling domestic dust-up. Both Shayne and John have fantastic records and the bout will be a British welterweight title eliminator with a lot riding on it.
“‘Haye Day’ is nearly upon us and fans will be treated to a quality undercard before I make my return to the ring and demolish Mark De Mori in the main event.”