Wladimir sends Haye into retirement!!
By William Mackay: After suffering a humiliating 12 round thumping from IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko last July, former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye is on the verge of calling it quits on his boxing career at the age of 31.
It’s reported that Haye let the BBofC know that he doesn’t plan on renewing his boxing license. This means that Haye is at the end of his once promising career before he could even accomplish anything halfway decent.
Haye has been talking about wanting to fight WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in a comeback fight. However, Vitali is still resting up from his easy win over Tomasz Adamek last month isn’t ready to let Haye know whether he’ll fight him next or not.
Haye set a deadline for this week, saying that if he didn’t hear anything from Vitali he would retire. The week isn’t over but it looks like is going ahead and retiring anyway. As such, his last fight will have been his loss to Wladimir, and it looks like he’s sent Haye into retirement. What a pity.
I never thought it would be Wladimir that would be the catalyst to send Haye into retirement in what many boxing fans see as disgrace. You can’t really look at Haye’s flopping performance against Wladimir and feel too good about it. It was frankly embarrassing in how bad it was.
The chapter in Haye’s career appears to be at it’s end with Haye being sent into retirement courtesy of the one-sided beating from Wladimir. Oh the shame of it all.