Adam Booth: No involvement in any David Haye-Al Haymon talks

Phil Jay 08/09/2014

British trainer Adam Booth has exclusively spoken to WBN following reports today that he no longer works with former world heavyweight champion David Haye.

An integral part of Haye’s rise to numerous accolades in a title-laden career spanning twelve years, Booth is said have parted company with the big-punching Londoner, according to a story released on Monday by Shaun Brown of Boxing Scene.

The article also stated that Haye may well be on the verge of linking up with powerful boxing advisor Al Haymon ahead of the ex-WBA title holder’s comeback bid.

Booth, who has recently been working with talented Irishman Andy Lee, would not be drawn on the split reports and also said any that potential talks between Haye and Haymon are out of his hands.

“David would be the only one that could confirm or deny that. Right now, all I can tell you is that I am not involved in any discussions were Al Haymon is concerned,” Booth told World Boxing News.

Haye, 33, is working on his fitness in America having released several pictures of himself with boxing friend BJ Flores in Las Vegas, but as yet there is nothing concrete on whether the ‘Hayemaker’ intends on setting up a permanent base in the United State.

The Londoner hasn’t fought for over two years since his crushing five-round stoppage win over Dereck Chisora at Upton Park and has since been forced to withdraw from fights with Manuel Charr and Tyson Fury with various ailments.

A rescheduled clash with Fury set for February this year was cancelled after Haye went down with a serious shoulder injury and there have been serious doubts raised over a return to full health.

The decision to resume his career was announced by Haye over the summer, along with a stay-busy plan of action, as the one-time crusierweight king hope to continue his pursuit of another top division title belt – three years on from defeat his to Wladimir Klitschko.

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