*** David Haye Retires ***

emallini

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The biggest physical challenge I had to face, however, was a spinal surgery in March 2015. I herniated a disc in my lower back 10 years ago and years of intense training wore this disc away. This caused fragments of disc to push into my spinal nerve passage, resulting in chronic pain and loss of function in both legs, and an operation was required to put a two-centimetre metal cage between two vertebrae and implant two metal rods with screws and bone grafts to fuse it all together.

I went into surgery 191 centimetres tall and came out 193 – not a bad silver lining! – but literally had to learn to walk again. This made my comeback fight against Mark de Mori (in January 2016) all the more meaningful, as it was only 10 months after such intrusive spinal surgery (as well as being my first fight in four-and-a-half years).

Ultimately, this was one battle I had to fight in private, and it’s only because the process was recorded for a documentary that people will one day be able to grasp the severity of the situation.
 
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so what are the odds in 4 month that he gets the itch to resurrect as hayemaker 14.7
personally id like to see him rematch im a celebrity get me out of here, faced top top opposistion and came up just short of undisputed kangaroo ball eater

in all seriousness though we all saw this coming, glad hes finally come out and said it, crazy to think he had that spinal surgery and fought 10months after
 
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The biggest physical challenge I had to face, however, was a spinal surgery in March 2015. I herniated a disc in my lower back 10 years ago and years of intense training wore this disc away. This caused fragments of disc to push into my spinal nerve passage, resulting in chronic pain and loss of function in both legs, and an operation was required to put a two-centimetre metal cage between two vertebrae and implant two metal rods with screws and bone grafts to fuse it all together.

I went into surgery 191 centimetres tall and came out 193 – not a bad silver lining! – but literally had to learn to walk again. This made my comeback fight against Mark de Mori (in January 2016) all the more meaningful, as it was only 10 months after such intrusive spinal surgery (as well as being my first fight in four-and-a-half years).

Ultimately, this was one battle I had to fight in private, and it’s only because the process was recorded for a documentary that people will one day be able to grasp the severity of the situation.
What a conning bastard :lol:
 

Benny Blanco

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If somebody told me 6 years ago that Tony Bellew would hold a victory over David Haye I'd have probably just about stopped laughing now so I suppose it's the right choice.
 
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DaveT

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If somebody told me 6 years ago that Tony Bellew would hold a victory over David Haye I'd have probably just about stopped laughing now so I suppose it's the right choice.
Yea agree with this. When he was jumping through the ring calling him out I was sat at home thinking "fuck off mate, Haye will comatose you".
 
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DaveT

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Also, that comment about his spinal surgery stuff hasn't had the desired effect for me. It's just made me realise that the whole Bellew vs Haye thing was thought up a long time ago (probably after De Mori) between the two. Bellew suddenly having an irrational hatred for Haye after the Makubu (?) fight came completely out of nowhere. They both wanted to chase big paydays... Haye knew Bellew wouldn't seriously hurt him and Bellew knew Haye was fucked.
 
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I knew he'd become a psychonaut. Pretty convinced AJ isn't flying out to Brazil as often as he is to merely take in the sunshine either.

As I embarked (unknowingly) on my final training camp, I listened to a lecture by the late philosopher Alan Watts, who said: “We think of life by analogy with a journey, a pilgrimage, which has a serious purpose at the end, and the whole point is to get to that end. But we miss the point the whole way along. Life is a musical thing and you’re supposed to sing or dance while the music is being played.”
 
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Yea agree with this. When he was jumping through the ring calling him out I was sat at home thinking "fuck off mate, Haye will comatose you".
He may well have done at his best Dave,but he wasn't. And Tony Bellew was honest enough to admit it. Just watched the interview and he was articulate,quite honest and came across well with a good amount of humility. Adam Smiths interview on SSN was good also. Never my personal favourite but didn't dislike him either. British boxing can surely be proud of him?
 
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We would probably have seen this sooner if he had fought Fury. The big guys are too big and too good for him to hang with now. On top of that his attributes he relied on heavily diminished fast, and all he had left was his power.
 
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