David The Hayemaker Haye is only the second ever boxer in history to unify the World Cruiserweight division and go onto become World Heavyweight Champion of the World. Growing up in South London, Haye nurtured his passion for boxing at the old-school boxing gym Fitzroy Lodge Boxing Club in Lambeth. At a young age he quickly impressed others and won his first amateur bouts.
Famed for his unique speed and power combination and devastating Hayemaker, Haye turned professional in 2002, aged 22, with his first fight against Tony Booth where he won by way of knockout. David became the first British boxer to become a unified cruiserweight world champion in 2008. He soon became the fan’s favourite when he moved up to heavyweight in 2009 after defeating Nikolai Valuev.
The multi time box office record breaker has also had an impact outside of the ring and received an honorary doctorate from Anglia Ruskin University in October 2010. A man of many achievements, Haye is actively giving back to the sport by developing young talented boxers to be professionals.
A regular on our TV screens, David Haye is undoubtedly one of the most recognised stars in boxing history.