David Haye Preparing For WBC Showdown

01.11.06 - David Haye is preparing hard for the biggest fight of his professional career as not only will he be defending his European title, but his bout against Italian Giacobbe Fragomeni will also be a final eliminator for the WBC Cruiserweight title on November 17 at York Hall in London, England. Haye, who normally trains in the South Beach section of Miami, has stayed in London and has carried on his training at the 3rd Space gym..

The reason for this change in routine is due to the first class sparing that he is receiving at the gym. The number one spar partner of "The Haymaker" has been former IBF Cruiserweight Champion Kelvin Davis from America as well as other quality names.

David has left nothing to chance as he knows that he can't afford any slip ups in a fight of such importance. He is getting closer to his dream of challenging for the WBC title and the WBC even invited him to their convention in Croatia. Unfortunately this was an invitation that Haye had to decline due to the closeness of the November 17 date against Fragomeni.

Haye has recently spoke about the fight and mentioned the fact that Fragomeni holds an amateur win against him, "I'm looking forward to putting the record straight against Fragomeni," he said. "I've never forgotten that night I was ripped off; this time I won't leave it to the judges, expect a knock-out win from me. It should be a really action packed, explosive fight. Expect fireworks on November 17, thatís for sure."

Haye's manager and trainer Adam Booth is very pleased with the preparation of the fight and the level of sparring David has received. It's this level of readiness and support that has pushed the confidence level of the charismatic "Hayemaker" through the roof. "I see this fight similar to when Lennox Lewis fought Tyrell Biggs," said Haye. "Biggs had beaten Lewis and stopped him reaching glory at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. As a professional, Lewis got his revenge by knocking out Biggs and I intend to do the same when I knock out Fragomeni, the man who stopped me going to the 2000 Sydney Olympics."

Maloney Promotions presents the WBC Final Eliminator between David Haye and Giacobbe Fragomeni for the European Cruiserweight Champion on November 17, 2006 at York Hall in London, England. Tickets are available by logging onto or by calling the Maloney Promotions box office at 0871 226 1508.

Article posted on 01.11.2006

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