Volume 3 of HAYEMAKER Bookazine might very well be the most jam-packed, popular and diverse yet, as the content focuses on a variety of stars from sport, screen and stage and continues to carry the same knockout punch of its two predecessors.
The brainchild of WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye, HAYEMAKER Bookazine was first developed in April 2010 and its third volume will be available to buy in WHSmith stores and online from July 7 2011.
Included in this latest volume are a number of interviews and features with a host of A-list celebrities, each of whom bravely stepped into the ring and faced a grilling from the boxing world's most fearsome heavyweight.
“This third volume is undoubtedly my favourite to date, as it covers a lot of ground and features some stars that I really admire,” said Haye. “We left no stone unturned with volume three and were keen to dip into various professions and then interview the top personalities in those domains. I think we have achieved that with this latest volume of HAYEMAKER.”
Recording artist and global superstar Justin Bieber was one of the first to receive the sharp end of Haye's dictaphone and punch pads at the boxer's Vauxhall gymnasium, and his feature and photo-shoot can be found within the pages of Volume 3.
The mood was significantly lightened the day Michael McIntyre, Britain's favourite comedian, waltzed through the doors of Haye's gym and prepared himself for a session in the ring with the heavyweight king, all the benefit of HAYEMAKER Bookazine. The hyperactive McIntyre used his oversized calves and forearms to dazzle Haye on the pads, before explaining how online tennis research had helped mould his Adonis physique.
Haye also trekked to New York City to spend time with actor-turned-boxer-turned-actor Mickey Rourke, the Oscar-nominated leading man with a history as rich as anybody on the silver screen. 'The Hayemaker' and 'The Ram' shared tips on everything, from acting and fighting to spending and saving.
Then, whilst training in Miami, Florida, Haye bumped into legendary boxing trainer Angelo Dundee, the famous trainer of champions Muhammad Ali and 'Sugar' Ray Leonard at The 5th St Boxing Gym. A mainstay of the boxing gym for over 70 years, Dundee was more than happy to recall his awe-inspiring journey for the readers of Volume 3.
Finally, with the testosterone count rising, self-made woman Katie Price burst into 'The Hayemaker's gym with pink gloves and a desire to try her hand at yet another activity. Much to her own surprise, Price excelled in the boxing ring and provided HAYEMAKER Bookazine with a candid explanation of how she reached her current level of fame and success.
In addition to the various celebrity interviews, HAYEMAKER Bookazine Volume 3 continues the tradition of unveiling a behind-the-scenes account of a David Haye title fight – in this instance, his November 2010 dual with Audley Harrison – and also presents a bonus feature and look behind the scenes of the May 2011 grudge showdown between George Groves and James DeGale.
HAYEMAKER Bookazine Volume 3 will also be available to buy in three different covers. Cover one will feature Haye alongside singing sensation Justin Bieber, while covers two and three will see 'The Hayemaker' stood alongside Mickey Rourke and Katie Price respectively.
TO PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY OF VOLUME 3 AND RECEIVE BEFORE IT IS AVAILABLE IN THE SHOPS, CLICK HERE OR PURCHASE FROM YOUR LOCAL WH SMITH FROM JULY 7 2011. (Please note: Pre-orders will not be posted out until after June 24 2011.)