David Haye outlines promotional ambitions, aims to take UK lead
Former two-weight world champion David Haye is bidding to challenge the likes of Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren’s stranglehold on the UK boxing market after announcing a joint venture with Richard Schaefer.
Hayemaker and ex-Golden Boy chief Schaefer’s new Ringstar Promotions have aligned together to offer the cream of UK talent another option in the battle for supremacy in what is now a growing landscape.
“The joint venture with Hayemaker and Ringstar will send shockwaves through British boxing,” predicted Haye.
“Together, we are creating a new kind of promotions entity. Throughout the history of boxing, the fighter has worked for the promoter, the core values of Hayemaker Ringstar will turn this on its head.
“We will work for the fighter. This shift will impact an incredible sport in a hugely positive way. Hayemaker Ringstar will be renown for discovering amazing young talent, nurturing, empowering, and helping them to become global stars.”
Haye then sent a warning to Hearn, Warren and the rest of the British companies who are scrapping to sign the best young talent on offer.
“The promoters who have dominated the British scene until now have done a good job. But with Richard’s unrivaled track record coupled with my first-hand insight understanding the needs of a fighter through the evolution of their career Hayemaker Ringstar provides fighters with the perfect environment to maximize their potential, both in the ring and commercially.
“I have no doubt that Hayemaker Ringstar will become the UK’s leading promotional company,” he added.