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Connector of the Day: David Haye

April 5th, 2010
03:06 PM ET

Less than a week after retaining his WBA world heavyweight title against challenger John Ruiz, boxer David Haye is already hard at work training for his next match.

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caption="David Haye (R) on his way to another win."]

The 29-year-old Englishman has had a meteoric rise to the top having been in the heavyweight division for just a little more than a year.

Haye has a staggering boxing record of 24 wins and only one loss - 22 of those wins have been by knockout.

Prior to competing in the heavyweight category, Haye was the undisputed champion in the cruiserweight division.

Known for his pinpoint accuracy and efficiency, Haye is taking your questions as our Connector of the Day.

Do you want to get some boxing advice? Maybe you want to know what his training regime is like? Who has been his toughest competitor? Where does he see himself five years from now?

Please leave your comments below and be sure to include where you're writing from.

soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Sean W.

    Good morning mr. Haye, I must say I was very impressed with you fight against ruiz and I have been thoroughly impressed with your career thus far. You are indeed the saviour of the Heavyweight division and I hope you continue to climb to the top... I would do anything to see you fight one of the Klitschkos hell even better if its here in the states. But I know you need your hometown crowd behind you back in the U.K. But enough of my babbling, my questions for you are: How soon do we think we can see you in the ring against one of the Klitschkos? And which one will you be fighting first or prefer to fight first?

    thank you,

    Sean W.

    -Long Beach, California USA

    P.S. dont fight valuev again for the mandatory..

    April 5, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Reply
  2. jonnie of brixton,london,england..

    Can we all calm down over the one sided fight between Haye and Ruiz.I thought Haye would have taken him out in three but he rushed his work and the old warrior Ruiz is the sort of fighter to always go out on his shield.Lets be honest ,and the Haye camp know this,unitl he takes care of the brothers from the Ukraine,he will not be taken as the ' chosen one' , by true boxing fans.I thought he was blowing a bit from round five and becoming a bit ragged,lets hope there is a real plan A,B,C if he meets the other champs.I don't want to hear about this supposed fire power being the hardest puncher in the world or after the fight, a story about lack of sparring.Dave Haye did a 5/10 on Ruiz,i wish him well for the real fights later in the year.Please keep the hands up mate and less jumping off balance into your puches.

    April 5, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Reply
  3. Ryan Bostic

    I think if you are going to fight the Klitschkos you better do it in the United States us americans are starving for a mega fight in the heavyweight division since all of the american heavyweights just flat out suck!

    April 5, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Reply
  4. Curt O.

    David,

    Fine win on Saturday, congrats. Who would you like to fight next if neither of the Klitschko Brothers are available?

    While I think a fight with either would be very competitive, I also think you need a few more under you belt at heavyweight before taking them on. I suggest possibly Samuel Peter or Arreloa, your thoughts?

    April 5, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Reply
  5. aficionado

    Hayemaker, are you gonna give B-Hop a shot if he really wants one?

    April 5, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Reply
  6. Chesto

    David- am I alone in thinking Vitali could be the easier fight of the two Klitschko's? Have you noticed Vitali puts almost ZERO power into his punches these days? He throws them only from his arms, and reminds me of a recent version of Joe Calzaghe. Wlad would be more likely to be taken out with one of your bombs with his dodgy chin and total lack of confidence and belief, but he has a much better defence and it's harder to get through to his chin in the first place, especially with the robot jab. However, Vitali looks easy to hit these days, and is not so great coming forwards either. He is a warrior however, which Wladimir isn't. You did a good job on Ruiz. He's a tough sod. I would say though, I notice when you've got someone hurt you tend to stiffen up with your punches, almost pub fighting style, throwing so hard you actually come off your feet! I don't think it's a huge problem, but it was obviously part of the reason you gassed against The Cat. I can't imagine for a second you haven't noticed this, you guys are top professionals, but hopefully it won't be a problem in the future.

    April 5, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Reply
  7. izzo

    You have had 2 great fights in a row first with "the russian giant" and most recently Ruiz. i was more impressed with the first fight and i am asking how difficult and what was your main strategy for beating someone so much bigger than you?

    April 5, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Reply
  8. Mat T

    Great fight David!

    How do you think you would have gotten on fighting some of the greats of boxing (back at their prime – not now obviously!)?

    Ali, Frazier, Louis etc.

    Also, do you think that Heavyweight boxing in America is a lost cause as so many large, athletic men can make much more money, with less effort in football, baseball, basketball etc (and get a college education)? What would it take to channel young men back into boxing?

    April 5, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Reply
  9. Carlos King

    DAVID HAYE's(The Hayemaker) Training Regime In Northen Cyprus

    6 A.M
    Rise. Drink a cup of hot tea, or a cup of beef broth or chicken broth.

    6:30 A.M
    Hit the road.

    7 A.M
    Arrive home. Take brief sweat-out and shower. Have breakfast of fruit juice, cereal, eggs, and milk or tea.

    12:30 P.M
    Lunch of lettuce and tomato on toast (perhaps with two or three slices of bacon). Glass of milk or cup of tea. If you do not have bacon with the lettuce-tomato sandwich, you can drink a malted milk.

    4:30 P.M
    Gymnasium. Have cup of hot tea with lemon before the workout.
    Hardening stomach muscles by throwing a medicine ball,
    Shadow-Boxing, Sparring, Heavy Bag, Light Bag, Calisthenics.

    7:15 P.M
    Workout completed.

    7:45 P.M
    Home and dinner: half grapefruit or glass of fruit juice or cup of broth. A salad with olive oil and perhaps lemon juice. No vinegar! Meat -anything broiled or boiled; nothing fried. Steaks, chops or chicken. Stews are good if you need to gain weight. Also, a baked potato, if you need weight. But no pork, veal, lobster, shrimp, crabmeat, or starchy foods like spaghetti.

    For dessert: stewed fruit, prunes, apricots, pears, or rhubarb, etc. Also hot tea. No pastries.

    8:15 P.M
    Relax half an hour.

    8:45 P.M
    Take a fifteen-minute walk to gym.

    9 P.M
    Training, Sparring, rope-skipping,and calisthenics.

    10:00
    Bed.

    April 5, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Reply
  10. Jurgen R. Brul

    Hello David Deron Haye and CNN friends,

    I would like an answer from David Deron Haye to the following questions:
    – What is your opinion on body health?
    – What is your opinion on steroids and illegal drugs?
    – What is your opinion on peaceful sporting in the World Boxing Association (WBA)?
    – Where do you see yourself five years from now?
    – How are you inspiring people all over the world to make our world a Better Healthier and Beautiful Place?

    I am awaiting David Deron Haye’s replies.

    Greetings,
    Jurgen R. Brul
    Hometown: Paramaribo
    Country: Suriname
    Latin-American

    April 5, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Reply
  11. Mark

    If, as is likely, you are unable to fight either Klitschko in your next bout who would you like to take on? Chagaev, Chambers and Arreola all lost against the Klitschkos but are nonetheless very sturdy customers (especially Chagaev, in my opinion) while Boystov, Solis and Povetkin are all undefeated with the latter two having some significant scalps.

    April 6, 2010 at 2:39 am | Reply
  12. Danny Mitchell

    Hi David,

    Loved the fight. I was there. You're brilliant. A question though.

    I would have liked to see a British MC supporting a British fighter. Why are there no decent British MCs? I've seen Michael Paas, Gary Logan on your undercard and Mark Burdis. None of them are any good.

    Surely there must be some other options?

    Danny from Reading

    April 6, 2010 at 3:36 am | Reply
  13. jonnie veal

    Dave mate....Your eating methods prove what great genetics you have,have a chat with Louis of Muscleworks Gym,Bethnal Green, on nutrition because YOUR camp is not getting the best out of you concerning eating although i was under the impression one of the camp was a guru ?..Keep the stamina work going,blowing in round six against the Ukraine brothers could spell disaster.I might be having a pop but you can be a true great and not quick hit and run blagger.

    April 6, 2010 at 7:52 am | Reply

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