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