Former Heavyweight champion David Haye yesterday unveiled the new signings to his newest venture with Richard Schaefer, Hayemaker-Ringstar.
The four new additions announced were Olympic super-heavyweight silver medallist Joe Joyce, European silver medallist, Commonwealth Games silver medallist and Rio 2016 Olympian Qais Ashfaq, World Youth gold medallist Willie Hutchison and mixed martial artist Michael “Venom” Page.
A partnership with TV Chanel Dave as also been brokered with the first fight cards expected for September.
David Haye said: “I’ve personally enjoyed huge success with UKTV, smashing viewer records on previous live broadcasts. As a result, I am thrilled to announce a long-term partnership to introduce the next generation of boxing stars to their audience”
“An incredible 40 million people tune into UKTV’s programme offering every month which without question provides the Hayemaker Ringstar stable with an incredibly strong platform for a rapidly growing fan base.”
Richard Watsham, UKTV director of commissioning said: “David Haye’s excitement for his brilliant new line up of emerging stars is infectious. He’s signed some thrilling prospects and I know Dave’s audience will get behind them and support them as they build up towards leading their divisions. I frequently hear fans call for a bit of a shake up in the world of boxing; we’re proud to be part of that and to give so many people the chance to watch.”
Richard Schaefer added: “We’re delighted to be working alongside UKTV, taking the sport back to the masses where it belongs”
“I enjoy building prospects and champions into superstars that transcend the sport of boxing and become global household names, just like I have done with Floyd Mayweather, Canelo and many more”.
Photo Courtesy of Hayemaker-Ringstar