DAVID HAYE is due to appear in court in October after being accused of assaulting a man during a performance in London last year.
The former world heavyweight boxing champion will face a two-day trial on October 4 and 5, according to the Evening Standard.
Haye, 41, denies assaulting a man named Nickesh Jhala at a Hammersmith Apollo gig on October 30, 2021.
The ex-boxer will now stand trial after a hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court this morning.
It is reported that Haye has enlisted the services of senior criminal defense attorney James Scobie QC in his defence.
He also intends to testify himself in court later this year.
Mr Scobie said: “In our case, the defendant will definitely testify.”
The trial schedule was extended to two days by Chief Magistrate Paul Goldspring to allow all nine witnesses in the case to be heard.
Haye is on unconditional bail pending trial and was absent from today’s hearing.
He appeared in court earlier this month after being arrested at Heathrow Airport on June 2 to deny the allegations.
Haye wore an orange and brown plaid hooded jacket and dark jeans in the dock with his hands tied behind his back.
As a pro, Haye won 28 of his 32 fights and was both a cruiserweight and heavyweight world champion.
He made a one-fight comeback in September 2021, defeating good friend Joe Fournier in an exhibition bout.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5673483/david-haye-trial-assault-hammersmith-apollo-boxing/ David Haye will go on trial in October as a former world heavyweight champion accused of assaulting a man at Hammersmith Apollo