Former WBA title holder Haye, 35, had granted Briggs the opportunity to challenge him this month at the O2 Arena if the American came through an undercard clash unscathed. ‘The Cannon’ duly did so with a routine first round knockout, although Haye is yet to make good on his promise.
Briggs has since attempted to goad Haye into confirming a date for their encounter but the 44 year-old veteran ex-world champ seems ready to move on in his hope of one day gaining a final world title shot.
“Haye is a disappointment. His mouth gave his word but his heart made the decision,” Briggs exclusively told World Boxing News.
“I plan on coming back to England and continue to chase him, I’m not done with him. But the rest of this year I will stay busy with a December fight and maybe do some movie roles.
“I am also working on my book and documentary as well as speaking engagements,” he added.
Rumours Haye could face Lucas Browne for his old top division belt are still doing the rounds following news that the Aussie had been cleared to fight for the title.
That depends on Fres Oquendo stepping aside as the ‘Big O’ is mandated to be next in line following a old court case involving previous champion Ruslan Chagaev.