David Haye Gambles Everything In Last European Title Fight

17.11.06 - European Cruiserweight Champion David Haye puts it all on the line tonight at London's York Hall when the big punching British superstar places his crown at risk against old foe, Italy's Giacobbe Fragomeni in a contest that also will award the winner the number one WBC ranking. "The Haymaker" has waited seven years to avenge an Olympic trial loss to Fragomeni and has sworn to leave his opponent unconscious on the canvas before the end of the twelve round contest..

The Italian import is coming off a successful training camp that saw him batter several former British and Commonwealth Champions while Haye's week of sparring with ex-world champion Kelvin Davis will have prepared the 26 year old Londoner for the shorter Fragomeni's swarming, high pressure style of attack.

Should Haye, 17-1 (16), send Fragomeni, 21-0 (9), home empty handed, next up will be a shot at genuine world honors for the heavy handed sensation as promoter Frank Maloney has lined up a WBC title shot for the European Champion in early 2007 against the winner of the O'Neil Bell - Jean Marc Mormeck rematch.

The undercard sees a pair of welterweights, transplanted Nigerian southpaw Ajose Olusegun, 17-0 (9), and former Commonwealth titlist James Hare, 33-2-1 (18), lending support in separate contests.

Maloney Promotions presents the WBC Final Eliminator between David Haye and Giacobbe Fragomeni for the European Cruiserweight Championship 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. Sky Sports televises live on SS1 starting at 22:00.

Article posted on 17.11.2006

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