David Haye's former trainer Adam Booth slams him for taking Tony Bellew fights

David Haye v Tony Bellew

David Haye's boxing career is drawing ever closer to a sad end.

The Hayemaker has lot back-to-back fights against Tony Bellew in the last year, with Saturday's bout highlighting just how inferior the London-born fighter is these days.

Realistically, any top-level opponent in either the cruiserweight or heavyweight division would pick the 37-year-old apart.

Haye had ambitions of fighting the likes of Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua if he got past Bellew, but the Bomber ended those dreams in five rounds.

In the aftermath, the likes of Carl Froch and Bellew himself have called for Haye to announce his retirement, but he is yet to do so.

And now, his former trainer Adam Booth has provided the strongest case yet for why Haye should finally hang up his gloves.

He even thinks taking the first fight against Bellew was a stupid mistake.

"It's hard to see where he can go from here," Booth told Sky Sports.

"In my opinion, he should have never been in there anyway and he shouldn't even have been in there last year, but he was.


"I don't know how he is physically, but technically he made some big mistakes and let Tony trade with him. You don't hook with a hooker, if you're not a hooker, and David is a jab and straight right-hand puncher.

"He made the wrong choice and paid the ultimate price."

Ouch, assessments don't come more brutal in the boxing world.

Booth also discussed Bellew's performance and is eager for the Bomber to get a deserved mega-fight in the near future.

David Haye v Tony Bellew

"He was very careful and smart early on," he said. "He was badly buzzed in the second round, styled it out, then used his legs to control the distance, and when he had a chance to trade with David, he traded with him - and came off better.

"The way he dropped David was the same way he dropped (Ilunga) Makabu, the same way he dropped BJ Flores. He trades so well and he looked very happy doing it.

"He deserves every accolade he gets. I hope he gets a big-money fight next. Whatever it is next, Tony is a draw and whoever is in the other corner, Tony is the draw."

Tyson Fury or Andre Ward anyone?

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