David Haye split with trainer Shane McGuigan following his loss to Tony Bellew and has released a formal statement on the matter.
Former cruiserweight and heavyweight world champion David Haye is not done in the ring just yet, despite been stopped in his last bout to Tony Bellew where he suffered a serious injury to his achilles tendon.
Bellew suffered a broken hand himself in the heavyweight bout in March, but it was Haye’s injury which caught attention of fans on the night due to his inability to almost stand on the leg – let alone throw a punch.
He had been training with respected young trainer Shane McGuigan for a while since his comeback to the sport following an initial three and half year hiatus.
That has now come to an end however in terms of a working relationship.
The two have mutually parted companies it appears and Haye has released the following statement on the subject on his Facebook page:
Why David Haye split with McGuigan
As mentioned above, McGuigan recently added his latest world champion to his list of fighters trained, despite been a relatively young coach by boxing standard’s at top pro level.
George Groves trained under McGuigan for his recent world title win, as well as Carl Frampton still boxing under Shane.
Afighter who has become a two-weight world champion under his watch no less.
It will be interesting to see who Haye picks next as his trainer, or even if a return to former trainer Adam Booth might be on the cards.