• From amateur glory to the world heavyweight title... we look back at the ups and downs of David Haye's boxing career.
  • Jun 2001: An accomplished amateur, Haye pushes Odlanier Solis all the way before losing in the final of the World Amateur Championships.
  • Jul 2002: Hair today, boxing in the Commonwealth Games tomorrow. A torn bicep though, ruined Haye's chances of Manchester success.
  • Dec 2002: All that was left was to turn pro - and stop Tony Booth in two rounds in his debut at the York Hall.
  • Mar 2004: Look into my eyes! Trainer Adam Booth gets his man to focus on his way to a first-round win over Hastings Rasani.
  • Jul 2003: Haye has always had a playboy image, but even he can't compare with Hugh Heffner!
  • Sep 2004: After battering Carl Thompson, the Cat hits back and sends Haye sprawling to his first defeat.
  • Jan 2005: But Haye was soon back to winning ways, stopping one-time squeeze of Jodie Marsh, Gary Delaney.
  • Dec 2005: Alexander Gurov is flattened as Haye walks away with the European cruiserweight title.
  • Nov 2006: His third defence is anything but easy, but he still remains a cut above the game Giacobbe Fragomeni.
  • Apr 2007: A sign of things to come as Haye steps up to heavyweight for the first time and pummels Pole Tomasz Bonin in one.
  • Nov 2007: Haye then goes to Paris to fight for the world title - and is in trouble early on against WBC champion Jean Marc Mormeck.
  • Nov 2007: But he recovers to stop the Frenchman in seven and the world title is on its way back to Britain.
  • Jan 2008: It's the fight Britain wants to see as Haye and WBO champ Enzo Maccarinelli sign up for an explosive unification fight.
  • Mar 2008: There is plenty of talk, but Haye walks the walk, flattening the Welshman in two rounds.
  • Sep 2008: With the cruiserweights taken care of, the only way is up and Haye announces the move to heavyweight.
  • Nov 2008: Monte Barrett stumbled over the ropes getting into the ring and was on the floor again as he lasted just five rounds.
  • Nov 2008: Haye says he auditions his Hayemaker ring card girls himself. It's a tough life being a promoter...
  • Nov 2008: Vitali Klitschko is ringside for the Barrett fight and a bitter feud with the big Ukranian brothers begins.
  • Apr 2009: But it appears to be little brother Wladimir next in the firing line - although t-shirts and back problems scupper the fight.
  • Sep 2009: Instead, Haye aims for the very top and agrees to take on WBA king Valuev - boxing's largest world champion.
  • Nov 2009: Haye proceeds to prove size doesn't matter and runs rings round the giant Russian in Nuremberg - almost toppling him in the 11th.
  • Nov 2009: With Valuev vanquished, the judges score it 116-112 114-114 116-112 in favour of David Haye - the new heavyweight champion of the world!
  • Nov 2009: A little battered and bruised, Haye takes his rightful place on boxing's throne.
  • Apr 2010: After more public fall-outs with the Klitschkos Haye turned his attentions to two-time world champion John Ruiz.
  • Apr 2010: In nine pulsating rounds he became the first man in 52 attempts to stop the Quiet Man - flooring him four times in the process.
  • Nov 2010: Simultaneously one-time friend, Audley Harrison (l), was busy winning the European title and calling for a shot at Haye's WBA belt.
  • Nov 2010: The Best of Enemies were re-united in the ring shortly after with Haye winning easily in three.
  • Apr 2011: Klitschko gets the cold shoulder, as after months of verbal sparring Haye and Wladimir finally set a date for their heavyweight unification bout.
  • Jul 2011: Despite the hype surrounding the fight Haye was manhandled and dominated by the big Ukranian, who won comfortably on points.
  • Jul 2011: Perhaps the enduring image of Haye, the broken toe on which he blamed his disappointing performance against Klitschko.
  • Oct 2011: David Haye officially announces his retirement from boxing.
  • Jul 2012: With the possibility of a fight against Vitali Klitschko at stake, Haye agrees to take on Dereck Chisora, and knocks him out in five rounds.
  • May 2013: David Haye announces his return to the boxing ring, hoping to fight his way to a mandatory bout against Vitali Klitschko.
  • Jul 2013: Haye was supposed to be taking on Manuel Charr, but a bad hand binned that and left the door open for Tyson Fury... it's on!

David Haye

From amateur glory to the world heavyweight title... we look back at the ups and downs of David Haye's boxing career.