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David Haye Has Got His Critics, But It's Hard To Begrudge His Decency After This

David Haye Has Got His Critics, But It's Hard To Begrudge His Decency After This

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
next fight.
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.

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h/t: The always excellent Boxing Views and News

Paul McNulty
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