Fitness | Training | Jan 23 2016

The science behind David Haye – Is bigger better?

Boxing Science's Danny Wilson discusses whether David Haye’s weight gain is beneficial or detrimental to his boxing performance
David Haye
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FAN favourite David Haye has exploded back on to the heavyweight scene as he made his long-awaited return, dispatching Australian heavyweight Mark Di Mori inside just one round.

You’d be mistaken if you thought the wait had been too long for boxing fans; a peak of three million viewers tuned in to see “The Hayemaker” in his comeback fight.

Many commented on Haye’s noticeable increase in size since his last fight. It turns out he was 1 stone heavier than before his last fight. Is this weight gain is beneficial or detrimental to performance? How would this affect his speed (regarded as the Londoner’s best fighting attribute)?


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