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Just get a heavyweight title shot says victorious Haye

PUBLISHED: 14:48 13 March 2008 | UPDATED: 13:07 05 October 2010

DAVID HAYE, one time amateur hopeful at Stepney s Broad Street BC, can now look forward to a future as world heavyweight king after beating Enzo Maccar-inelli in the second round at London s O2 Arena in the early hours of Sunday morning. Haye added the WB

DAVID HAYE, one time amateur hopeful at Stepney's Broad Street BC, can now look forward to a future as world heavyweight king after beating Enzo Maccar-inelli in the second round at London's O2 Arena in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Haye added the WBO cruiserweight title to his WBC and WBA belts - and afterwards, the 27-year-old confirmed his intention to step up to the heavyweight division.

"This is what had to happen before I moved up to heavyweight and become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world," said Haye, who now has 21 wins including 20 KOs and just one defeat.

"I'm 100 per cent certain that I'll achieve more things at heavyweight than I have done at cruiserweight.

With a 20,000 crowd packing the Arena for their clash the opening three minutes were a cautious affair, although Maccarinelli did appear to shake Haye with almost his first punch, a speedy left hook.

Haye landed a booming right early in the second before Maccarinelli opened up a cut over Haye's left eye with a flashing left.

Haye, feeling blood trickling down his face, stepped up a gear, bundled Maccarinelli into the corner and sent home a savage right that left Maccarinelli sagging on the ropes.

Maccarinelli rose early and reeled backwards on unsteady legs before being allowed to continue, only for Haye to clip him with another big right hand.

With Haye moving in for the kill, referee John Keane called a halt after two minutes and four seconds of the round.

Swansea's Maccarinelli, admitted he had failed to execute his pre-fight plan. "I made a mistake, simple as.

"I caught him in the first round with a short left hook but I didn't jump in and do what I should have done and in the second round I put my chin up in the air and he caught me, jumped in and finished me off."

Haye added: "It was all about putting on a good show for an American audience because they really crave an exciting heavyweight who is not scared to put it on the line and hopefully they realise that's me."

If I've got to go to Russia or to Las Vegas, I'll go there. As long as there's a ring and a referee who can count to 10, I'm sorted.


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