Former professional boxer David Haye is the undisputed World Cruiserweight Champion and the WBA Heavyweight World Champion. Renown for his speed and athleticism, David developed an unorthodox style of fighting which carried an exceptionally heavy punch. Outside the ring, David competed in the popular Reality TV Show, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of here in 2012, finishing in third place.
David Haye developed his passion for boxing at Fitzroy Lodge Boxing Club in London and went on to compete for Great Britain at amateur level, winning a silver medal at the 2001 World Amateur Championships in Belfast. Haye turned professional the following year at the age of 22 and quickly gained a reputation for out punching above his weight in terms of defeating fighters more experienced than himself. Renowned for his speed, athleticism and exceptional punching power, his nickname was derived from his favourite punch, ‘the Hayemaker’
During his professional career, Haye won 24 of his 26 fights, all by knockouts! His titles included; British Cruiserweight Champion, European Cruiserweight Champion, WBA Super WBC and The Ring Cruiserweight titles, WBO Cruiserweight Champion, WBA International Heavyweight Champion and WBA World Heavyweight Champion.
Wanting to quit at the top, Haye retired from the ring relatively early in 2018 but retains his link to the sport as a boxing analyst for BT Sport and as a top after dinner speaker. Recounting dramatic stories from his career with the aid of a razor-sharp wit, Haye’s presentations are aimed more directly at audiences with a passion for boxing, often incorporating pre-fight taunts and challenges.
With a huge fan following, Haye is often seen on television appearing in a variety of programmes including ITV’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, finishing a creditable third. He is also the subject of a documentary Portrait of a Fighter.