The Hayemaker TKOs The Quietman in 9th RoundCategory: Boxing
David “Haymaker” Haye defends his WBA heavyweight title belt for the first time against former two-time WBA heavyweight champion John “The Quietman” Ruiz this Saturday, April 3, 2010 at the M.E.N Arena, Manchester, England, UK.
Haye won the belt from Nikolai “The Russian Giant” Valuev last November 7, 2009 at Nuremberg Arena, Nuremberg, Germany.
Although at a height and weight disadvantage at only 6’3″ and 218 lbs. against the 7 foot 316 lb. Valuev, Haye overcame a broken right hand in the 2ndround to win via majority decision.
Because of that, he became the first British boxer to win a heavyweight title since Lennox Lewis, and only the fifth Brit in history to win the title after Lewis, Bob Fitzsimmons, former WBC champion Frank Bruno, Herbie Hide (WBO) and Henry Akinwande (WBO). Haye is the first and currently only boxer in the history of the sport to be seven or more stone lighter than an opponent in a world title fight and still come out victorious.
Haye (23-1, 21 KOs) is a former undisputed cruiserweight champion, holding the WBA, WBC, WBO and The Ring magazine cruiserweight titles. Haye decided to vacate these titles in order to pursue his ambitions in the heavyweight division. He suffered his only professional loss against Carl Thompson. He has won Cruiserweight and Heavyweight World Championships.
Ruiz (44-8, 30 KOs) of Puerto Rico is a former two-time WBA World Heavyweight champion and the only Latino to have won a heavyweight title. In attempting to win a crown for the third time, Ruiz will be trying to join men such as Lennox Lewis, Muhammad Ali and Evander Holyfield , with the latter being the sport’s only four-time heavyweight titlist.
UPDATE: The referee stopped the fight in the 9th Round giving the TKO win to David Haye.
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