David Haye usually seems to rub people up the wrong way but even his begrudgers would have to admire his latest gesture.
Haye donated over €120,000 to Nick Blackwell - the English boxer who was forced to retire after a fight with Chris Eubank Junior in March - in which he suffered a bleed on the skull.
Haye is coached by Shane McGuigan - son of Barry - and will fight Shannon Briggs in September..
Haye's donation - which represents 10 percent of the ticket sales from his heavyweight fight last month against Arnold Gjergjaj - is bigger than all but one of the purses Blackwell ever fought for.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Blackwell said:
I'm so lucky, it's given me a real start and I'm really grateful to him. It's more than I got paid for any fight
except the last one, against Eubank. He's also spoken to me about commentary, and me working as a commentator on his
I plan to open my own gym, and when I do he'll be invited, along with (friend) James DeGale.
I've been so lucky with all this. It's set me up nicely; others who have had to retire haven't been as lucky.
Well done @mrdavidhaye - brilliant gesture. https://t.co/qPww0ubehl
— Steve Lillis (@stevelillis) June 30, 2016
h/t: The always excellent Boxing Views and News