David Haye is a professional boxer from England with a worldwide reputation. He is the winner of numerous championships, serves in the category of heavyweight. He is the former WBA, WBC, The Ring and WBO Heavyweight champion, also known as The Hayemaker. He competed from 2002 to 2018.
Date of Birth: October 13, 1980
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Born in London, where boxing is an iconic sport, David felt passion for it at a very young age. Like many boys, he began his boxing story on the street, which made him go to the gym and practice it professionally. He started boxing in the lightweight division when he was eighteen-years-old. David’s amateur career was quite successful, and at 21 he became the silver medalist of the World Championship.
Ambitious and audacious, Haye first entered the professional ring on December 8, 2002, and knocked out Tony Bout in the second round. Over the next two years, David did not allow defeat himself in nine fights. Finally, the athlete’s dream came true – in the seventh round, he sent Jean-Marc Metron to the floor of the ring, taking away two championship titles from him in November 2007. Four months later, David defeated Enzo Maccarinelli in the second round, becoming the absolute world champion in the heavyweight category.
Having won many victories and gained worldwide fame, David announced his retirement from professional boxing in the summer of 2018. He is currently involved in business activity. But what do we know about his family? Let’s find out together all the details of the closest for a boxer people.
Deron Haye (father)
Deron Haye is originally from Jamaica, he worked as a panel beater and martial arts instructor. He married a British woman and lives in London all his life. He encouraged David to go in for sports a lot, he taught him how to fight and be strong. Haye credits his father for teaching him the importance of hard work.
Jane Haye (mother)
Jane was a university librarian and dedicated housewife. She loves her work and her family. She taught David how to obtain strong discipline and self-control to be a professional athlete. Jane is a famous boxer strongest support.
Sylvia Barnett (maternal grandmother)
Date of Birth: May 10, 1937
Date of Death: November 6, 2016 (age 79)
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
David and his brother were very close with his grandma Sylvia.
Louisa Worsell (nee Haye) (older sister born to same parents)
Date of Birth: February 4
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Louisa is the owner and founder of Louisa’s Smoothies, a restaurant in London and also Little Kitchen’s food delivery. She runs a successful business and has two children to look after. She maintains a wonderful relationship with her remarkable brother. In the past, when David traveled to different countries for fights, she even accompanied him in the journeys.
James Alva Haye (younger brother born to same parents)
James is an amateur boxer. From childhood, he studied boxing with his elder brother, who set him a good example.
Natasha Haye (ex-wife)
Duration of Marriage: March 2008 – 2016 (8 years)
Date of Birth: 1979
Natasha is a hairdresser. She married the famous boxer in 2008 and in the same year they had a son. Everything was wonderful until she caught him cheating her three years into their marriage in 2011 with X Factor hopeful Amie Buck. David and Natasha split 2015, however, with Natasha divorcing him in 2016 citing ‘unreasonable behavior’.
Cassius Haye (son with Natasha Haye)
Date of Birth: 2008
Natasha and David named their son after Cassius Clay, better known as Muhammad Ali. Cassius reckons his future is in tennis, not boxing. The boy is actively engaged in this sport and pursues his dreams to succeed with great effort. He has already confirmed his serious intentions and won Wimbledon for the first time representing the South East of England in the demo games in 2018.