1. Jean Marc Mormeck – November 10 2007
Critics who question Haye’s tenacity and thirst for battle should re-watch this fight. Mormeck – who had just beaten O’Neil Bell for the WBA and WBC titles – was the reigning cruiserweight champion, and was fighting in his home country of France. After an evenly matched opening, Haye’s slick boxing almost became irrelevant, as Jean clubbed him to his knees midway through round four. The Briton was shaken but survived the round. In the 7th round, Haye fired a variety of punishing power shots, which culminated in the ripping right uppercut, left hook, and right handed “hayemaker” which sent the Frenchman crashing to the floor.
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