David Haye says beating John Ruiz would 'start legacy'
DAVID HAYE V JOHN RUIZ Venue: MEN Arena, Manchester Date: Saturday 3 April Start: Approx. 2200 BST Coverage: Sky Sports Box Office, full fight commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, text commentary on BBC Sport website
'Faster and sharper' Haye ready for Ruiz
By Ben Dirs
BBC Sport in Manchester
David Haye says victory over John Ruiz in Manchester on Saturday will be the first step in "creating a legacy" as one of the great heavyweights.
Haye's first defence since beating Nikolay Valuev to win the WBA title in November takes place at the MEN Arena.
Haye weighed in at 222lb (15st 12lbs), a career-heaviest by five pounds, while Ruiz came in at 231lb (16st 7lbs).
"My ambition is to go down in history as a great boxer, to do that you've got to have great performances," said Haye.
"The whole thing now is about creating a legacy, doing what Lennox Lewis did, going out there and beating the best possible guys before getting out on top. That's my plan," the Londoner added.
"There's a few guys out there holding belts I want and I want to take their titles off of them and be remembered as a great heavyweight."
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