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Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye has introduced his retirement from skilled boxing after 15-and-a-half years within the ring.
Haye suffered the second of two back-to-back defeats in opposition to Tony Bellew in Might and took to his official Twitter account on Tuesday to verify his choice:
David Haye @mrdavidhaye
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The 37-year-old beat Russian big Nikolai Valuev in 2008 to win the WBA heavyweight crown, arguably the largest achievement of his profession, and he spoke of that victory as a specific spotlight:
“Lifting that world heavyweight championship meant I would fulfilled a promise I would made to my mum, Jane, on the age of three.
“It additionally meant I used to be the second boxer in historical past—after Evander Holyfield—to win world titles at cruiserweight and heavyweight. That was an extremely proud second for me and my household and mates.”
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