David Haye Announces Retirement
After two straight losses to Tony Bellew, and lingering injuries, David Haye has officially announced his retirement as a boxer.
The 37 year old boxer and promoter has decided to walk away from the sport, and issued a statement on his official website.
“Of course, my ego would have loved to have retired on a win, or as a champion,” Haye claimed on Tuesday morning.
“But, deep down, I know my effort on May 5, 2018 was the very best I had left to give. I also know that underwhelming effort revealed the truth about my current abilities in a world-class boxing arena.
“The boxing gods have spoken. They will no longer protect me with the freakish speed and power I used to possess. And without these God-given gifts, I completely lose my edge.”
Haye would hold numerous world championships at cruiserweight, and became WBA heavyweight champion in 2009, and hold it for nearly two years until a loss to Wladimir Klitschko.
Haye would take a hiatus from 2012 until returning to the ring in 2016, where he would win three straight fights until his two fight series with Bellew in 2017 and 2018.
Report: Sky Sports