David Haye and Maloney part company

Cruiserweight world champion David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye has amicably severed ties with promoter Frank Maloney, ending a successful two-year promotional relationship. Londoner Haye, 27, began his association with Maloney in early 2006, during his run as European cruiserweight champion. Aided by Maloney, Haye successfully negotiated three defences of the EBU title in 2006, including a WBC title eliminator. The link-up eventually culminated in Paris in November 2007 when Haye dethroned WBC and WBA world champion Jean-Marc Mormeck..

Maloney and Haye part company at a time when ‘The Hayemaker’ appears to be at the peak of his powers, both physically and promotionally. The WBA/WBC champion added the WBO version to his collection on March 8, 2008 when he dramatically knocked out domestic rival Enzo Maccarinelli in front of 20,000 fans at London’s O2 Arena.

Moving forwards, Haye is now perceived as the strongest hope for salvation of the faltering heavyweight division. Haye plans to make his first major heavyweight splash towards the end of the year and has targeted a world heavyweight title shot in 2009.

Article posted on 18.04.2008

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