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DAVID HAYE has his heart set on going from boxer to blockbuster.


World heavyweight champion Haye has announced he will say ‘hasta la vista, baby’ and terminate his ring career inside a year. He then wants to go into the movies, as an actor or director.


Haye, who turned 30 on Wednesday, says the second defence of his WBA title against Audley Harrison in Manchester on November 13 will be one of his last fights.


“I have a year left and then I want to go into the movies,” said Haye. “Working in movies is something I have always wanted to do. I am looking forward to another part of my life.”


Less than two years ago, Sydney Olympics gold medallist Harrison looked washed up after losing to part-time taxi driver Martin Rogan, but knock-out wins over Scott Belshaw and Michael Sprott have catapulted him into the world-title frame.


“Harrison is training hard for this fight, but I would expect that as it is his shot at the title,” said Haye. “But I am going to knock him out in the second or third round even if I am at my worst.


“Harrison at his best can’t beat me at my worst, simple as that. It can’t be done.”


Their clash at the MEN Arena will be a 22,000 sell-out in the biggest domestic heavyweight dust-up since Lennox Lewis defeated Frank Bruno in Cardiff 17 years ago.


Haye knows victory over Harrison will enhance his prospects of facing either of the Klitschko brothers, Wladimir or Vitali, before he hangs up his gloves.


Britain’s Derek Chisora is set to take on Wladimir for his IBF and WBO belts on December 11, while Vitali defends his WBC crown against Shannon Briggs tonight in Hamburg.


Haye said: “Before I retire I want to beat the Klitschkos and my bargaining power will be better after I have stopped Harrison.”


Haye v Harrison is live in HD on Sky Box Office and also in 3D on November 13. Vitali Klitschko v Briggs is live on Primetime TV tonight.




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Really is a sad state of affairs when this is being billed as the biggest domestic heavyweight fight since Lewis-bruno.Unfortunately its probably true in regards to mainstream interest.but the gap between the two fights when it comes down to legitimacy and relevancy to world level is vast.
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