NOVEMBER 7, 2009 will be forever be a day ingrained in David Haye’s memory, as well as a proud moment in British boxing history, as Haye claimed the WBA heavyweight championship from the gargantuan Nikolay Valuev in Germany.
Haye, a former undified cruiserweight champion, promised he would deliver a knockout against Valuev in their “David and Goliath” clash. Haye didn’t quite fully deliver in sending the 22st 8lb monster to the canvas, but he still left Germany as the newest British heavyweight champion.
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