By James Slater
Last night in Germany, after his fighter George Groves had dealt with Baker Barakat inside two-rounds, trainer Adam Booth clarified the situation regarding his most famous charge: heavyweight David Haye. Last week, news broke stating how the former cruiserweight and WBA heavyweight ruler would fight on July 6th, but Booth referred to this news as “shoddy journalism.” Booth gave a far more accurate take on what Haye might do next: “David is definitely doing some serious thinking,” he said yesterday. “He will make a decision very soon – in the next ten days or so.”
Booth did state that Haye has been in recent training. Still a big name in the heavyweight division, Haye, at age 32, is young enough and talented enough to engage in, and win, some big match-ups. Already, promoter Mick Hennessey has spoken of his fighter, unbeaten giant Tyson Fury, and his desire to face Haye in a big stadium fight this summer. Haye’s name has also been linked to Johnathon Banks, Alexander Povetkin and Manuel Charr.
Let’s wait for Haye’s forthcoming announcement.