Booth: Haye Made A Mistake Coming Back

Adam Booth, former trainer of David Haye said the boxer paid the price for his latest comeback and should have stayed retired. The former two-weight champion fell in the fifth round to Tony Bellew, to record back-to-back losses against the Merseysider. Booth who trained Haye when he won cruiserweight and heavyweight titles, before their split, […]

Adam Booth, former trainer of David Haye said the boxer paid the price for his latest comeback and should have stayed retired.

The former two-weight champion fell in the fifth round to Tony Bellew, to record back-to-back losses against the Merseysider.

Booth who trained Haye when he won cruiserweight and heavyweight titles, before their split, believes he should not have returned to the ring after almost three years out.

“It’s hard to see where he can go from here,” Booth exclusively told Sky Sports.

“In my opinion, he should have never been in there anyway and he shouldn’t even have been in there last year, but he was.

 

“I don’t know how he is physically, but technically he made some big mistakes and let Tony trade with him. You don’t hook with a hooker, if you’re not a hooker, and David is a jab and straight right-hand puncher.

“He made the wrong choice and paid the ultimate price.”

Booth believes this latest win for ‘The Bomber’ proves he belongs with the big names.

 

“He was very careful and smart early on,” he said. “He was badly buzzed in the second round, styled it out, then used his legs to control the distance, and when he had a chance to trade with David, he traded with him – and came off better.

“The way he dropped David was the same way he dropped (Ilunga) Makabu, the same way he dropped BJ Flores. He trades so well and he looked very happy doing it.

 

“He deserves every accolade he gets. I hope he gets a big-money fight next. Whatever it is next, Tony is a draw and whoever is in the other corner, Tony is the draw.”

 

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