End of the road for Hayemaker Ringstar collaboration
WBN can confirm that the collaboration Hayemaker Ringstar – between David Haye and Richard Schaefer’s companies – is over.
In January 2017, the pair announced a deal to form ‘Hayemaker Ringstar’ in a move they said, ‘would change the landscape of boxing’.
David Haye’s Hayemaker Promotions has today announced a historic deal with boxing promoting giant, Richard Schaefer, to form Hayemaker Ringstar. A new promotions company set to change the landscape of boxing promotion.
The deal brings together two world-renowned boxing figures. Former World Heavyweight Champion, David Haye, who has self-promoted and navigated his way to multiple world title fights and Pay-Per-View mega showdowns, joins forces with former Golden Boy Promotions CEO, Schaefer. Who was the brains behind many of the biggest-selling Pay-Per-View fights in history, and the founder of Ringstar Sports.
The deal marks Schaefer’s first business foray into the UK market. It also ensures that Haye will remain at the pinnacle of boxing long after he hangs up his gloves.
Hayemaker Ringstar will establish a stable of boxers, including current World Champions and the UK’s most exciting prospects.
The company will be a unique promotions entity, one that puts boxers first. It will give global exposure to the most talented fighters, bringing the sport to a new legion of fans.
The company will sign an exclusive deal with a major UK broadcaster (Dave Channel / Channel 5). The company aims to be recognized as the home of World Champions and future World Champions.
As CEO of Golden Boy Promotions from 2002 to 2014, Schaefer brings unparalleled experience to the new joint-venture. At Golden Boy, he promoted what were at the time the two biggest selling PPV events in boxing history – Floyd Mayweather vs De La Hoya in 2007, and Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez in 2013. While also bringing through the likes of Alvarez, Keith Thurman, Danny Garcia and Deontay Wilder from up-and-coming prospects to World Champions and Pay Per View main-eventers.
The first fight to be promoted by Hayemaker Ringstar will be Haye’s heavyweight clash with Tony Bellew. A co-promotion with Matchroom Boxing, at London’s O2 Arena on March 4th. While the focus will be on UK-based fights.
Hayemaker Ringstar will also work on promoting fights in the USA, capitalizing on Schaefer’s unrivaled contacts with broadcasters and venues. – Hayemaker Ringstar on January 20, 2017
Unfortunately, their time together has come to an end after less than two years.
Under their banner, the likes of Joe Joyce, Michael ‘Venom’ Page, Willy Hutchinson and others featured until Haye and Schaefer went their separate ways earlier this year.
Joyce stayed with Schaefer and signed to Al Haymon, whilst Willy Hutchinson is now with Frank Warren.
WBN understands Haye and Schaefer remain friends and may work in conjunction again at some point in the future.
Haye is now focusing on guiding the career of Dereck Chisora, whilst Schaefer remains a top name in US boxing.