David Deron Haye, also known as “The Hayemaker,” is a professional boxer who is currently the WBA World Heavyweight Champion of the world. Born on October 13, 1980 in Bermondsey, South London, Haye has been boxing professionally since December 2001, and has fought in various weight levels in professional boxing.
Haye started boxing as a cruiserweight while he was still in London. His first professional fight was a victorious one when he knocked out Tony Booth in a match that lasted just two rounds. Two years later, he was already able to win 8 fights, 2 of which were held in the United States. Incidentally, all of these fights were won via knockout. Perhaps the most notable victory he experienced during the said years was when he defeated Lolenga Mock of Denmark that ended in a knockout in the fourth round.
Two years later, Haye felt that he had already completed his cruiserweight record so he changed his boxing weight level to heavyweight and marked his official entry into the level by going against Monte “Two Gunz” Barrett. Haye won the match via technical knock out in the fifth round.
So far, Haye has fought in a total of 27 matches, 25 of which were victories, 23 via knockout and 2 loss.
In November 13, 2010, Haye fought Audley Harrison and defeated the boxer with just 1 minute and seven seconds remaining in the third round. During the whole fight, Harrison managed to land only one jab. After the fight, Haye announced that he has plans to retire before he reaches 31 years old.
In July 2011, Haye went against Wladimir Klitschko which resulted in a defeat via unanimous decision.