Cheer up, Pricey… at least you weren’t as bad as David Haye on Satur­day!

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IF boxer David Price is feel­ing a tad hu­mil­i­ated by his Satur­day night beat­ing, he can con­sole him­self with this thought: David Haye’s dis­play was worse.

Be­cause no mat­ter how em­bar­rass­ing it is to be gubbed for a sec­ond time by the same “in­fe­rior” op­po­nent, at least you were not on All Star Fam­ily For­tunes, help­ing your sis­ter to win a bar­be­cue.

Oh, David. What hap­pened? Is THIS the glit­ter­ing show­biz ca­reer for which you hung up your gloves?

You said you wanted to take on Hol­ly­wood and be­come the first black James Bond. That was a cham­pion’s dream.

But tak­ing on a Coro­na­tion Street star­let* over who can name the most yel­low cartoon char­ac­ters? Pre­tend­ing to laugh while Ver­non Kay does his best Michael Buf­fer (Michael Duf­fer) im­pres­sion? Say it ain’t so, Dave.

To make mat­ters worse, he did not even field a proper team.

Along­side his mum, dad and sis­ter (fair enough) he se­lected su­per-mid­dleweight Ge­orge Groves, who is no re­la­tion but just so hap­pens to be part of the Hayemaker Pro­mo­tions sta­ble.

Per­haps Haye thought he was pulling a smart trick, drum­ming


up a bit of prime time pub­lic­ity for his boy.

If so, the plan back­fired. It just looked like he could not find an­other rel­a­tive pre­pared to be hu­mil­i­ated by ap­pear­ing on ITV1’s Lo­bot­omy Hour.

Yeah, yeah, I know what you are go­ing to say next. Don’t be so mean, Will, it was all for charidee!

Well, that is true. He did win a de­cent purse for can­cer suf­fer­ers. But it would have been around £20,000 big­ger, had he picked a de­cent part­ner for the Big Money round.

In­stead he chose Ge­orge, pre­sum­ably on the off chance that Don King was scour­ing Bri­tish game shows for up-and­com­ing con­tenders.

Asked to name a girl’s name be­gin­ning with Z, Ge­orge went for “Zab­rina”, the zilly zod.

Haye likes to think of him­self as a man who plays a savvy me­dia game. Nor­mally he does, but this time? Our sur­vey said.....UH-ERRR! * The Cor­rie star­let in ques­tion was gor­geous Ge­or­gia Foote, who plays Katy Arm­strong. I’ve dropped a lot of clangers over the years but, on this oc­ca­sion, I would quite like to suf­fer from Foote in mouth syn­drome.

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