Boxing - Haye joins Matchroom, to fight Charr on June 29

David Haye returns to the ring after almost a year on June 29, and he will do so under the Matchroom Boxing umbrella.

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Former world heavyweight champion Haye last stepped into the ring with a fifth-round stoppage of fellow Brit Dereck Chisora at Upton Park last July on a card promoted by Chisora's main man Frank Warren.

And after a hiatus from the ring, which included a starring role on reality television show I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!, Haye confirmed he would return to regular in-ring competition.

Matchroom chief Eddie Hearn confirmed via Twitter on Sunday that he and the Hayemaker Promotions founder had come to an agreement for his return bout, and that it would be against Lebanon-born German-Syrian Charr, whose only defeat in 24 fights came against Vitali Klitschko in September.

"It gives me unbelievable pleasure to announce we have agreed a long term promotional deal with @mrdavidhaye @boxingbooth and Hayemaker," Hearn posted.

"First up Haye will face Manuel Charr on June 29th from MEN Arena. Full press conference Wednesday."

Hearn has snapped up a number of new talents in his mass 2013 recruitment drive so far, including George Groves from Warren - another boxer trained by Adam Booth.

Haye has stated his intentions to once again fight for a world title, and in Charr will have another meeting with the man who gatecrashed the press conference after Haye stopped Chisora, in an effort to publicise his title shot against Vitali.

The elder Klitschko beat Charr by TKO in the fourth round in Moscow, but Haye will be keen to be next in line to fight Vitali having disappointed in a unanimous decision defeat to his younger brother Wladimir in 2011.

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