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David Haye To Announce Retirement.

Former Cruiserweight and Heavyweight champion to call time on career.

By Aaron Cooper   - @intuboxingfm

 David Haye is set to announce his retirement at the age of 37. 

This will see the Bermondsey man bring down the curtain on a 16-year long career, which saw him reach great heights, becoming a two-weight world champion at cruiserweight and of course at heavyweight. 

Haye posted on Twitter on Wednesday evening that a concrete decision on his future would be announced soon and, for all intents and purposes this seems to be Haye hanging up his gloves after suffering back to back losses to Tony Bellew in March of last year and of course just a few weeks ago at London's O2 arena. 

At his brilliant best Haye was an explosive counter puncher, one that mixed sheer speed and reflexes with precision and power that saw twenty-six of his twenty-eight wins come by way of stoppage. 

If you were to look back at British Boxing's most memorable nights over the last ten years it is fair to say that David Haye has had his fair share, for both good and bad reasons.

Haye unified the cruiserweight title following a victory over Jean-Marc Mormeck, which saw Haye get up from the canvas in the fourth round to unleash a frightening right uppercut, left, right hook combination that dropped Mormeck in the seventh round. The victory announced Haye on the world scene, as well as picking up the WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine titles. 

A two-round demolition of WBO title holder, Enzo Maccarinelli followed before Haye decided to move up to heavyweight. 

Perhaps Haye's most memorable night was in Nuremberg, Germany. Haye took on the 7ft beast from the east, Nikolai Valuev. The highlight of that fight being a hard right that saw the Russian wobble from one side of the ring to the other. Haye won a unanimous decision, picking up the WBA heavyweight title in the process. 

Whilst Haye's career had plenty of high's it also had its fair share of lows. Haye lost his heavyweight crown to Wladimir Klitschko in Hamburg in 2011, blaming a broken little toe for his failure, this fast became the butt of many a boxing joke in the years that followed, and lets not forget the controversy with Dereck Chisora which saw both men stripped of their licenses, before obtaining one from Luxembourg. Upton Park was the scene in which Haye demolished Chisora in five rounds. 

Sadly injury shadowed the latter stages of Haye's career. Two bouts with Tyson Fury never came to fruition, Hayes career was limited to four bouts after the Chisora victory and a record which reads 2-2. 

Haye always said he would never box after the age of 31, and while he may have his fair share of critics, no one can doubt he is one of Britains best boxing products. 

Haye will now turn his attention to his promotional career with Hayemaker Ringstar a stable which includes Commonwealth heavyweight champion, Joe Joyce.

Al the best David, thanks for the memories.