By Paul J Daley
Former two weight world champion David Haye has made a big move today with the announcement that he has teamed up with US promoter Richard Schaefer to create a new entity named ‘Hayemaker-Ringstar’.
Once the CEO of Goldenboy Promotions Schafer following his acrimonious spilt has since set up on his own, naming his company Ringstar Sports.
This latest move in teaming up with Hayemaker promotions is thought to be ground-breaking with a Major UK Broadcaster the next order of business.
The former heavyweight world champion, who faces Tony Bellew on March 4, said: “It’s no secret that I’ve wanted to be involved in other fights other than my own.
“To form this strategic alliance was a no-brainer.
“We are speaking to numerous television networks about our long-term future to make sure our fighters are looked after.
“I’ve spoken to big-name fighters over the years and behind the scenes they’re very unhappy because they’re not getting a fair slice of the pie.”
Schaefer added: “I have a special love for the UK, it has the most passionate fight fans in the world.
“David and I have been friends for a long time. I got together with David and we formulated some ideas to see how we can empower the fighters in the UK.
“This is a company built by a fighter for the fighters, working for the fighters and not the other way around.”