Advertisement
Advertisement

Booth: Haye Still Retired, Struggled in Gym, No Klitschko

By Chris LaBate

Adam Booth, manager and trainer of former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye, has denied recently published reports that his fighter has resumed training for a possible fight with WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in March 2012. Haye, who last fought in July and suffered a twelve round decision loss to younger brother Wladimir Klitschko, announced his retirement from boxing in October. Booth does admit to receiving calls about a possible Vitali fight and conversations did take place, but no deal was ever reached.

"Yes I've had phone calls and communications but as far as I'm concerned at the moment, the fight isn't happening and David is retired," Booth told Sky Sports News. "That's all I can say at the moment."

Booth revealed that Haye recently trained for the first time in months, but he badly struggled during a sparring session, mostly due from being away from active training for an extended period of time.

"He came down the gym yesterday to watch George [Groves] spar, and all of a sudden he produced a gumshield out of his bag and did a couple of rounds with George," Booth explained. "After wheezing his way through two rounds I think he realized just how far back he has to come for a title."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Weebler I on 11-21-2011

[QUOTE=hugh grant;11455263][B]All that organic produce, not many wars, not many fights hasnt really prolonged his career has it? Ricky hatton had a longer career on his fry ups and beers.[/B] Are you sure his little toe has healed yet/[/QUOTE] lol…

Comment by Ravens Fan on 11-21-2011

[QUOTE=The Devil;11456293]Yes, but in fairness the better word would have been ignorant. Not the insulting slur of ignorant, but the fact that you ignore hard visual facts after asking for an example. However, you're entitled to your own reality. At…

Comment by The Devil on 11-21-2011

[QUOTE=Ravens Fan;11455933]I guess this quote was in reference to me [/QUOTE] Yes, but in fairness the better word would have been ignorant. Not the insulting slur of ignorant, but the fact that you ignore hard visual facts after asking for…

Comment by JibbaJabber on 11-21-2011

Haye is going to fight.. he can make another 14 million.. he ain't fooling me.

Comment by Ravens Fan on 11-21-2011

[QUOTE=The Devil;11455822]It's not to say that is why Haye "lost" the fight. The Devil was simply tasked with providing an example, [B]which he foolishly wasted his time producing for the blindly led and hopelessly uneducated.[/B] Haye did not win the…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (43)
Top Headlines DiBella: Thurman-Porter Edged Vargas-Salido for Fight of the Year Video: Anthony Joshua Details Breazeale KO, Future Targets Video: George Groves on Murray Win, World Title Shot Next Video: Eddie Hearn on Golovkin vs. Eubank, Joshua vs. Parker Eubank Jr: I Can't Wait To Take Golovkin's Scalp in England! Video: Jessie Vargas Reacts To Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter Thurman-Porter Most Watched Bout of 2016 To Date Anthony Johsua: Wilder, Fury, Haye - I'd Fight Any of Them! Video: Dominic Breazeale Reflects on KO Loss To Anthony Joshua Photos: Anthony Joshua Beats Up Breazeale, Knocks Him Out Team Fury Vehemently Denies Doping Allegations Anthony Joshua Eyes November Defense, With Joseph Parker Photos: Thurman vs. Porter Barclays War - MONSTER Gallery Keith Thurman Reiterates Desire To Fight Danny Garcia Video: Keith Thurman Talks Porter Win, Mayweather, The Future Photos: George Groves Shows Class in Win Over Martin Murray Photos: Eubank Sends Message To Golovkin by Crushing Doran Hearn: Canelo Lost Face, Eubank Ready To Face Golovkin! David Haye: Joshua is Not Anywhere Near Enough To Beat Me! Arum: Pacquiao's Options Are Broner, Danny Garcia, Crawford Joshua on Wilder: I'm On My Way To America, SHO Backing Me Porter: I Beat Thurman, We Need That Rematch - Fans Want It! Mike Alvarado Struggles in Win: Matt Korobov Decisions Vera Justin DeLoach Wins Big Over Junior Castillo Thurman Confident of Win: I Rocked Porter a Few Times Keith Thurman Edges Shawn Porter To Win a War at Barclays Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jarrett Hurd Drops, Stops Oscar Molina in The Tenth Round DiBella: Thurman-Porter Will Determine Mayweather's Successor Daniel Jacobs Becomes The Face of Brooklyn Boxing K. Porter Doubts Impressive Win Will Secure Floyd Mayweather Video: Jarrett Hurd, Oscar Molina Discuss Their Showdown Anthony Joshua Beats Down, Knocks Breazeale Out in Seven Adam Kownacki, David Benavidez, Hardy Win at Barclays Jack Obermayer, Legendary Award Winning Scribe Passes Away Mikey Garcia-Elio Rojas Set For Santa-Frampton on 7/30 George Groves Powers Past Martin Murray For Decision Win Video: Bob Arum on Thurman vs. Porter, Crawford, More Eubank Jr. Warns Gennady Golovkin: - I'm Coming For You! Thurman vs. Porter on CBS: CompuBox Historical Review
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement