Haye makes it official
Today former two division champion David Haye announced his retirement.
Haye will always be known as Britain’s first unified cruiserweight champion, he’s also one of two men to not only unify the cruiserweight division but go on to win a heavyweight title, only the great Evander Holyfield can say the same.
In 2007, Haye faced Jean-Marc Mormeck for the WBA, WBC, The Ring and Lineal titles, Haye who was floored in the fourth round got off the canvas to stop Mormeck in the seventh.
In his last fight at cruiserweight he squared off with WBO champion Enzo Maccarinelli knocking him out in two rounds. With that win Haye solidified himself as one of the best fighters in the world.
His next feat would be to go up to heavyweight and try to conquer that division. While that didn’t happen however, he did become the WBA champion defeating the 7 foot giant Nikolai Valuev via majority decision.
In arguably the biggest fight of his career Haye challenged the heavyweight champion of the world Wladimir Klitschko. The fight was built up around the bad blood between the two men.
When both guys stepped in the ring the action didn’t live up to the hype with Klitschko dominating Haye for a unanimous decision.
Haye was never the same after that fight as he was plagued by injuries and long layoffs, he did however return and have a few big fights most notably his recent bouts with Tony Bellew, both TKO losses.
Haye finishes his career with a record of (28-4, 26KOs). Could his next stop could be a place in the boxing Hall of Fame? The countdown has officially begun…
By: Jerrell Fletcher