HAYEMAKERS

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With 24 knock­outs from 26 pro wins, David Haye loved fin­ish­ing fights be­fore the fi­nal bell

1. JEAN-MARC MORMECK

Knocked down early, Haye even­tu­ally si­lenced the Paris fans with a tremen­dous come­back and sev­enth round knock­out to take Mormeck’s world cruis­er­weight ti­tles.

2. ENZO MAC­CARINELLI

Billed as a 50/50 fight be­fore­hand, Haye made a mock­ery of pre-fight fore­casts with his speed and counter-punch­ing abil­ity and ended the fight in the sec­ond round.

3. DERECK CHISORA

This ill-tem­pered grudge match was set­tled in round five when Haye cracked an on­rush­ing Chisora with a left hook, and then con­clu­sively fin­ished him mo­ments later.

4. ALEXAN­DER GUROV

It took Haye just 45 se­conds of this Euro­pean ti­tle fight to find Gurov’s chin with his trade­mark right hand. Af­ter that, it was a wrap.

5. JOHN RUIZ

In a de­fence of his WBA heavy­weight ti­tle, Haye floored Ruiz in round one and then, eight rounds later, be­came the first man to stop him in 14 years.

6. GI­A­COBBE FRAGOMENI

In a York Hall brawl, Haye was cut for the first time in his pro ca­reer but man­aged to see through the claret, get a sec­ond wind, and break Fragomeni up in round nine.

7. TO­MASZ BONIN

While wait­ing for his shot at cruis­er­weight gold in 2007, Haye dipped his toes in heavy­weight wa­ters and de­stroyed a shell-shocked Bonin in the first round.

8. LOLENGA MOCK

Al­though dropped and nearly de­feated, Haye some­how re­cov­ered from a heavy knock­down to halt Mock with an up­per­cut in round four. He re­mains the only man to stop Mock.

9. GLEN KELLY

Kelly, fa­mous for fight­ing Haye’s hero Roy Jones, rep­re­sented Haye’s first ma­jor test since los­ing to Carl Thomp­son and was oblit­er­ated in two rounds.

10. ARTHUR WIL­LIAMS

Former IBF cruis­er­weight cham­pion Wil­liams was ex­pected to take Haye rounds in 2004, but in­stead found him­self bam­boo­zled by speed and put out of his mis­ery in the third round.

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