Frank Warren says Haye should retire now

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Updated: July 4, 2011

Boxing promoter Frank Warren has said that David Haye should now retire after the British boxer failed in his attempt to unify the heavyweight division when he lost on a points decision to Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday.

“I think he should retire,” Warren, 59, told BBC Radio 5 live’s Sportsweek.

“He’s got money in the bank so why does he need to fight on? He was a great cruiserweight but hasn’t got it at this [heavyweight] level.”

Haye, who has said numorous times that he will retire before his 31st birthday, clamied in the aftermath of the fight that a broken toe sustained in a training camp three weeks before the fight was the main reason that he couldn’t defeat Klitschko .

Warren, however feels that Haye just wasn’t good enough to win on Saturday night and had a soft run of things up to the fight “”Valuev was one of the worst heavyweights and Harrison was a non-fight. The contest against Klitschko was his first defining fight in this division and I don’t think he won a round. He got well beaten up.

Auldly Harrison, one of the Haye’s oppontents feels that Haye will not call time on his career anytime soon “I’m living with the same thing now: it’s very hard for me to think about retiring coming off a defeat and the way I lost,” said the 39-year-old 2000 Olympic super-heavyweight champion.

“I know David’s a proud fighter and I know retiring on that performance will live with him and he’ll want to come back in a couple of years’ time to rectify that.

“So I expect you’re going to see David Haye back in the ring again just like you’re going to see Audley Harrison back in the ring again.

HAYE’S HEAVYWEIGHT RECORD
2008: Monte Barrett, win, TKO 5th round
2009: Nikolai Valuev, win, majority decision
2010: John Ruiz, win, TKO, 9th round
2010: Audley Harrison, win, TKO 3rd round
2011: Wladimir Klitschko, defeat, unanimous decision

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