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Making Haye

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781780870229

Price: £7.99

ON SALE: 27th October 2011

Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General / Biography: Sport

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David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye is the former WBA world heavyweight champion and the former undisputed (WBA, WBC and WBO) world cruiserweight champion. Haye is one of British boxing’s most celebrated and successful ring champions of the modern era and has won twenty-three of twenty-five professional fights. He has twice been shortlisted for BBC Sports Personality of the Year and is now recognised as the face of British and world boxing.
Haye was involved in the biggest heavyweight title clash for nearly a decade when he fought Wladimir Klitschko in July 2011, with the fight televised live in over 140 countries. Although Haye ultimately lost his belt, following a twelve-round points decision, his charismatic approach has reminded fight fans of a time when the heavyweight championship was the greatest prize in sport.
This is the authorised story of how Haye reached this point, and details the ten-year rise of the boxer from a precocious World Amateur Champion. Crafted by close confidant Elliot Worsell, Making Haye offers behind-the-scenes, never-before-told insights into some of the most pivotal ring wars of David Haye’s turbulent, and at times controversial, professional boxing career.

Reviews

'Worsell takes his readers on an illuminating ride with Haye from precocious beginnings to world championships' Daily Mail.
Daily Mail
'In Worsell, the fighter has been fortunate to find a sensitive and intelligent witness to his giddy rise' Donald McRae.
Donald McRae
'Brilliant book ... the more I read the more I came to admire Haye' Evening Standard.
Evening Standard
it's a perceptive, honest and engrossing book, from which both men ultimately emerge with credit' Independent on Sunday.
Independent on Sunday
''a fascinating story of a modern day fighter, told by a contemporary writer in a unique style ... well worth a read' Boxing News.
Boxing News
an enlightening look into the kind of trials and tribulations fighters face during and after they put their lives on the line in the ring' The Sun.
Sun
''entertaining and informative' Guardian.
Guardian
Elliot Worsell charts the Bermondsey boy's meteoric rise ... And he does so with sharp insight and freshness - and honesty enough to shock even Haye' Liverpool Echo.
Liverpool Echo
''Highly recommended' Boxing Monthly.
Boxing Monthly
Excellent ... great tales told with insight and freshness' Observer.
Observer
''Boxing's book of the year' Donald McRae.
Donald McRae
A perceptive, honest and engrossing books, from which both men emerge with credit' Independent.
Independent
''A great read, beautifully written' Daily Telegraph.
Daily Telegraph