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Haye announces retirement

SECONDS OUT: Haye quits from in-ring action

DAVID HAYE has officially announced his retirement from boxing at his Hayemaker Gym in London on his 31st birthday.

The ex-undisputed cruiserweight champion and WBA heavyweight titlist had previously stated his desire to hang up his gloves once he turned 31.

Speaking on his retirement, Haye said: "I've just turned 31 and, as the clock struck midnight last night, my career came to an end."

"I love boxing, I love training, but you've got to call it a day sooner or later. Too many fighters over the years who've gone on way too long. Now's a great time. I feel healthy, there's no damage, why not?"

Haye’s last fight was a unanimous points defeat against Wladimir Klitschko in July in a bid to unify the heavyweight belts.

The south Londoner retires with a fight record of 25 wins (23 K.Os) and two losses.

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