David Haye Earned A Pretty Pocket Following His Defeat To Tony Bellew
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While being made into a 6"3 piece of a jelly by Tony Bellew, it's not all bad for former heavyweight champion of the world, David Haye.
Given the often-lucrative nature of pro boxing, it didn't take a genius to figure that the 36-year-old boxer would be pocketing a pretty hefty paycheck following the fight.
£4.2 million to be correct. A big difference from Bellew's £2.8 million, which although lesser a prize, is still the biggest purse of his career.
Haye's corner threw in the towel during the 11th round after he'd sustained a serious Achilles injury in the sixth.
Haye managed to push forward and hold his own but was effectively surrendered in the penultimate round.
His biggest paycheck came in 2011, when he landed over £10 million following his defeat at the hands of Wladmir Klitschko.
A year prior to that, Haye bagged £5 million for his third-round victory over Audley Harrison.
Carl Froch recently told Sky Sports News that Haye has no plans to announce his retirement like most assumed.
He said: "I don't think it's the end of him. I spoke to David Haye earlier and he's out of the operation, he's out of theatre.
"The Achilles heel is fixed and he's adamant he will be coming back and he wants to fight again. First and foremost for David Haye, he wants the rematch with Bellew.
"It's quite a debilitating injury as we know, but you can make a full recovery. Whilst your injured, you're in bits, you can't even walk, your leg is in plaster. But I think from operation to actually competing, it can be as short as six or seven months.
"David Haye at 36, this isn't the end of his career, I think he's going to come again. He's told me he wants to come again - 100 percent. He said to me and I quote, 'I will win a heavyweight world title', but I want the rematch with Bellew first."
We'll have to wait and see.
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