David Haye & Richard Shaefer Form New Promotion
David Haye and Richard Shaefer are joining forces. The British boxer’s Hayemaker Promotions and Shaefer’s Ringstar Promotions have reportedly joined together to form a new company, Hayemaker Ringstar. The new promotion will keep its roots in the British boxing scene.
Haye, who is scheduled to face Tony Bellew in a grudge match, says that their new promotion will be unlike any other in boxing, and he wants to make an immediate impact.
“The joint venture with Hayemaker and Ringstar will send shockwaves through British boxing,” Haye said. “Together, we are creating a new kind of promotions entity. Throughout the history of boxing, the fighter has worked for the promoter, the core values of Hayemaker Ringstar will turn this on its head."
As Haye remains an active fighter himself, he recognizes the needs of a boxer and aims to run a promotion that will be enrichen the lives of the athletes in his stable.
“We will work for the fighter. This shift will impact an incredible sport in a hugely positive way,” Haye added. “Hayemaker Ringstar will be renown for discovering amazing young talent, nurturing, empowering, and helping them to become global stars."
Schaefer, the former CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, said he and Haye have the same vision concerning the potential in the UK boxing scene.
“I’m delighted to be partnering with David to form Hayemaker Ringstar. The UK is a great market for boxing, with exciting fighters and passionate fans, and we’re determined to work with the most talented boxers to give people the fights they want to see,” he said.
“I’ve wanted to set up in the UK for a long time, but it was important to partner with a team who knows the market. I couldn’t ask for a better partner than David – we’re both incredibly passionate about the sport, we both want to put fighters first, and we’re both committed to bringing boxing to the masses.”