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Big Weekend For David Haye - And His Fans!

WBA Heavyweight Champion of the World David ‘Hayemaker’ Haye has a busy schedule this coming weekend. On Saturday evening David will be at the First Annual BBBofC Southern Area Boxing Council Awards Dinner. Then on Sunday ‘Hayemaker’ fans will get the chance to not only meet with their hero but also get to watch him in action at The Ultrachem TKO Gym Boxers & Celebrity Football Tournament, in aid of The Indee Rose Trust will be at the Brockwell Stadium, Canvey Island..

David, who won the WBA crown by thoroughly out boxing Russian behemoth Nikolay Valuev in November ‘08, has been nominated for the Southern Area Fighter Of The Year Award. Coincidentally both Darren Barker and Kevin Mitchell, who have also been nominated for the Fighter of the Year award, are set to be playing on Sunday at the Charity Football Tournament.

the First Annual BBBofC Southern Area Boxing Council Awards Dinner, which was created by the regions newly appointed Chairman Mick Collier, will be held at The Grange City Hotel, 8-14 Cooper’s Row, London, EC3N 2BQ on Saturday 24th July 2010.

David, and his trainer/manager/business partner, Adam Booth, were two of the first to pledge their support for the Charity Football Tournament to organisers Johnny Eames and Derek Grainger. In addition, to playing at Sunday’s event, David and Adam have also donated a signed framed photograph of David with the WBA belt to be auctioned at the event.

Speaking briefly, by phone, David said, “I’m really looking forward to this weekend, it’ll be nice to relax with friends on Saturday at the BBBoC Southern Area Awards. It’s an honour just to be nominated. If I win, well that’ll be the cherry on top.

Sunday’s gonna be a lot of fun. We’ll get chance to play some football and spend some time with the fans.

What makes this really special though is that, not only will we be having a fun time, we’ll be raising funds for a much deserving cause. The Indee Rose Trust do such wonderful work. I’m honoured to have been asked to take part at this very special event.”

David ‘Hayemaker’ Haye is just one of a host of boxing, TV, film and music stars taking part in the tournament to raise funds for the Indee Rose Trust, which provide support to children recovering from brain and spinal tumors.

Amongst those already committed to the event are former undisputed Light Welterweight King Ricky Hatton, European Champion Darren Barker, British & Commonwealth Super Featherweight Champ Kevin Mitchell, British Super Middleweight Champion Paul Smith, Commonwealth Champions Ricky Burns & Tony Bellew, former Irish Heavyweight Champion, and Mike Tyson’s sparring partner ‘Big’ Joe Egan, Olympic Gold Medallist James DeGale, World Amateur Champion Frankie Gavin and Olympian Billy Joe Saunders.

From the world of television and film, actors Gerald Kerns & Ciaren Griffiths, both of whom are currently starring in the hit TV series Shameless, Mark Wingett (Jim Carver from the Bill) and former English Super Featherweight Challenger and Coronation Street star Stephen Bell, who will be guesting on the National Journalists team.

Representing the Music biz are Rock superstars Iron Maiden, who are co-favourites, with Team Scotland, to win having former England star Teddy Sherringham in their squad, and Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell, who will be guesting on the Ultrachem TKO Gym team.

The Ultrachem TKO Gym Boxers & Celebrity Football Tournament, in aid of The Indee Rose Trust will be at the Brockwell Stadium, Canvey Island on Sunday 25th July 2010.

Tickets are priced:

Adults: £10.00
Children: £5.00

and are available from The Ultrachem TKO Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA - Tel: 0207 474 3199


Haye to meet and greet fans this Saturday (July 24) in Selfridges

World heavyweight champion David 'The Hayemaker' Haye will hold an autograph signing session on Saturday, 24th July at WHSmith in Selfridges on Oxford Street, in order to officially announce the widespread release of HAYEMAKER, the boxer's 192-page glossy sports publication and bookazine.

Haye will be on hand to meet and greet the public from 3.30pm, and copies of the summer issue of his bookazine will be available to buy on the day from WHSmith, who have secured an exclusive distribution deal for volume one. The champion's bookazine is now available to purchase in over 400 WHSmith stores nationwide, and can be found in the bookazine section for a price of £9.99.

The first edition of HAYEMAKER includes bumper interviews with Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand, England rugby fly-half Danny Cipriani, top British boxers Amir Khan, Carl Froch and George Groves, UFC superstar Georges St-Pierre, as well as Britain's fastest ever athlete Linford Christie. The summer issue also includes behind-the-scenes pictures and accounts of Haye's boxing career to date, and is a must-have item for any fan of 'The Hayemaker', boxing or sport in general.

Speaking of the widespread release, Haye said: “I'm delighted to be able to get the bookazine out to the British public, as this is a project I'm extremely proud of and one I had a big hand in producing. We started out with the intention of making a magazine, but WHSmith felt the final product was far too in-depth and weighty for a magazine, so decided to stock it as a bookazine.

“I actually did many of the interviews myself, in between training sessions ahead of my last fight. This project, therefore, has an extremely personal touch, and turned out exactly the way I wanted it to.

“This is the only official publication available to buy that deals with my career and life, so it's a worthwhile read for any boxing fan. The interviews are exclusive and in-depth, and many of the articles that deal with my career cannot be found anywhere else, as they are very much behind-the-scenes accounts. This is the definitive read on my career so far.”

Champion Haye rose to the top of theheavyweight division last November, when he famously toppled 7-feet-2-inch 'Beast From The East' Nikolai Valuev to lift the WBA world heavyweight title. Haye then successfully defended the belt in April of this year with a ninth-round stoppage victory over number one contender John Ruiz. 'The Hayemaker' will make the second defence of his heavyweight championship later this year.

What: Official autograph signing session and release of HAYEMAKER bookazine
Who: WBA world heavyweight champion David 'The Hayemaker' Haye
When: Saturday, July 24th, 2010 (3.30pm start)
Where: WHSmith, Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London, W1A 2LR

Article posted on 19.07.2010



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