Following hot on the heels of his retirement last Thursday, former world heavyweight and cruiserweight champion David 'The Hayemaker' Haye is today happy to announce the upcoming release of his authorised biography 'Making Haye', scheduled to drop in all good book stores on October 27.
The 386-page title will be the first book committed to Haye's career and accomplishments, and is written by close confidant and sportswriter Elliot Worsell, a man who has spent the past eight years tracking the London prizefighter.
'Making Haye' includes behind-the-scenes accounts of all of Haye's professional bouts and runs right to the present day, offering an exclusive insight into just why 'The Hayemaker' decided to call it quits on the day of his 31st birthday.
“Elliot is the ideal person to write this account, as he has been with me each step of the way and has seen things that nobody else has been around to see,” said Haye, 25-2 as a professional. “There is literally no other person out there that could have told this particular story. He has been there throughout the ups and downs and is able to give a considered opinion on what he witnessed along the way.
"More than that, though, he is very honest in what he writes. While a lot of the content of the book made me happy and nostalgic, there were parts that also made me quite sad to look back on and recall from someone else's – someone I trust – point of view.”
'Making Haye' offers a first-person perspective of Haye's world championship ride and concludes with the fighter contemplating retirement while on a family holiday in Jamaica.
“This book arrives at a good time, because it will hopefully offer people an idea of how I got to this stage and why I decided to follow through with my plan and retire on my 31st birthday,” said Haye. “I talk about the push and pull of retirement in the book, and readers will get an idea of what attracted me to the idea of carrying on and what also eventually pushed me towards the exit door.”
To pre-order 'Making Haye', visit Amazon or The Book Depository.