On Saturday night David Haye lost in his big rematch with Tony Bellew after been knocked out in the 5th round. So now many people are asking is this the end of the Hayemaker. In this post I will be looking at what the future might hold for him.
As always on fight night he look like a Greek god and from the opening bell he started the fight well working off the jab, winning the first two rounds. However he didn’t look comfortable in there and he was leading with his front foot which meant that he couldn’t get the power in his right hand and by the end of the second he already looked like he was feeling the pace. Then the wheels started to come off in the third as Bellew upped the tempo he was able to put Haye on the canvas twice in the round. He got up from the first knockdown and on the second knockdown it looked like his right ankle had gone again. Despite the fact that he insisted in the build up that he was fully fit. When he got up from the second knockdown you could see Bellew screaming at him to stop. He made it through the 4th although Bellew was just able to land shots at will, in the 5th Bellew landed another big shot and Haye fell hard to the canvas once again he got back to his feet but he continued to take a barrage of punches leaving referee Howard Foster with no choice but to stop the fight.
In his post fight interview he was very gracious in defeat admitting that he was beaten by the better man on the night. When he was asked about any possible injury he said that everything was fine he was just beaten by the better man. When asked if this fight was the end of his career he refused to be drawn on the question, although in the build up to the fight he said that if he couldn’t beat Bellew in style he would retire from boxing.
With that in mind many people expected an announcement saying that he had retired from in ring action to concentrate of his promotional business but as of yet no such announcement has been forthcoming and he hasn’t been active on social media since fight night.
On Monday there was something of a surprising development when fellow British boxer Dillian Whyte who himself is on the verge of a world title shot called him out urging him to have one more fight because he wants to be the one to end his career for good. A couple of years ago this would have been a fight I would of love to have seen. I’m sure if it was to happen that the public would go bonkers for it and it would be an instant sell out. However now the fight makes no sense because it was clear from his performance on Saturday night at 37 Hayes injury ravaged body cannot compete at the top level anymore. If the fight where to happen both men have everything to lose and nothing to gain. If Haye wins people will say that Whyte can’t will a world title, if Whyte wins they will say that he beat a has been who was nowhere near his best.
David Haye has been a great servant to the sport of boxing he’s a former undisputed Cruiserweight and a Heavyweight champion but I think it’s time for him to think of life on the other side of the ropes. This week both his former trainer Adam Booth and gym mate George Groves have said that he shouldn’t have been in the ring on Saturday and begged him to hang up the gloves.
I started this post by asking is this the end for the Hayemaker I think it will be but we will have to wait and see.
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