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Last Updated: Friday, 27 April 2007, 21:21 GMT 22:21 UK
Haye powers to win as heavyweight
David Haye
Haye will now turn his attentions to the cruiserweight division
David Haye made a spectacular debut at heavyweight with a first-round stoppage of Tomasz Bonin at Wembley Arena.

The 26-year-old Briton, who made his name as a cruiserweight, nailed his Polish opponent with some precise shots in the opening stages.

A combination of punches floored Bonin three times before the referee intervened to stop the fight after one minute and 45 seconds.

Haye plans to face Jean-Marc Mormeck for the world cruiserweight title next.

Haye shrugged off a weight disadvantage of a stone to improve his record to 20 wins and 18 knockouts with one loss.

My power is twice as much as a heavyweight

David Haye

However, the Londoner said he had not planned to finish off Bonin so quickly.

"I was looking for a long fight and had trained for some hard rounds," said Haye. "I was looking forward to testing my defence.

"Unfortunately I let my right hand go. My power is twice as much as a heavyweight."


Haye's manager Frank Maloney said he would now begin negotiations with Frenchman Mormeck, who holds the WBC cruiserweight crown, with a view to lining up a fight before September.

"I would be mad not to take that fight and knock him out," said Haye. "I want that title."

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