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Sports Personality 10: David Haye

David Haye

Sports Personality preview show looks at Haye's 2009

Sports Personality of the Year
Venue: Sheffield Arena Date: Sunday, 13 December Time: 1900 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC One, BBC Radio 5 Live & BBC Sport website.

We will be dedicating a day to one of the top 10 contenders from 2-11 December (in alphabetical order).


David Haye realised a dream in 2009 by becoming the heavyweight champion of the world.

Despite conceding nearly a foot in height and seven stones in weight against giant rival Nikolay Valuev, the 29-year-old scored a dramatic majority points victory thanks to a boxing master class.

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Haye used all his speed and skill in the much anticipated "David v Goliath" battle in Nuremberg, Germany, to become Britain's sixth world heavyweight champion in history.

The "Hayemaker" now has his sights set on adding more belts to his WBA version in 2010.

Haye turned professional in 2002 after his efforts to win gold at Commonwealth Games in Manchester were thwarted by an arm injury he sustained in his first-round bout.

David Haye

The One Show meets David Haye's family

At the time Haye made the prophetic statement that he wanted to emulate Evander Holyfield and become a two-weight world champion at cruiserweight and then at heavyweight.

He achieved the first part of his vision in November 2007 when he stopped Frenchman Jean-Marc Mormeck in the seventh round at the Palais Des Sports Marcel Cerdan, in France, to take the WBC and WBA world cruiserweight titles.

And then he beat heavyweight Valuev to complete his goal.


Stories from Haye's year:



SPORTS PERSONALITY:
Sun 13 Dec, 1900 GMT,
BBC One & BBC Radio 5 Live.

see also
Sports Personality 10: Jenson Button
30 Nov 09 |  Sports Personality
Sports Personality 10: Mark Cavendish
30 Nov 09 |  Sports Personality
Sports Personality 10: Tom Daley
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Sports Personality 10: Jessica Ennis
30 Nov 09 |  Sports Personality
Sports Personality 10: Ryan Giggs
30 Nov 09 |  Sports Personality
Sports Personality 10 : Phillips Idowu
30 Nov 09 |  Sports Personality
Sports Personality 10: Andy Murray
30 Nov 09 |  Sports Personality
Sports Personality 10: Andrew Strauss
30 Nov 09 |  Sports Personality
Sports Personality 10: Beth Tweddle
30 Nov 09 |  Sports Personality


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