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This past Friday night at Wembley Arena in London on a Frank Maloney promotion, the "Heavyweight Hayemaker" show was set on fire as David Haye in his heavyweight experiment destroyed Poland’s WBC ranked no.12 fighter, Tomasz Bonin. Sky Sports televised the action live in the UK.
It was a night of cheers for the most part, despite the late drop out of Peter Oboh from his defense of the British Light Heavyweight title bout against challenger Tony Oakey.
The card opened with future prospect Akaash Bhatia, who improved his undefeated record to 6-0 by winning a good but by no means spectacular fight against Die Davis over four rounds."“Kash" is one of David Haye’s picks as a talented prospect but will need to improve on his performances if he is to fulfill this prophecy.
Later in the card, impressive light heavyweight prospect Tony Salem comfortably beat his opponent Nick Okoth over four rounds. Salem, a southpaw, showed speed, power and showmanship to win over the crowd while winning over the judges as well, while showing he had a good chin after getting heavily tagged in the fourth. He improves to 4-0.
After the disappointment of the Oboh - Oakey fight being cancelled, and one more undercard bout, it was time for the big one; David Haye vs. Tomasz Bonin.
Bonin came out first and was subjected to taunts and booing from the crowd, however the Pole looked confident and wasn’t fazed. Next, Haye came out to a roar from the crowd, his ring walk following a checkered lighted pattern on the floor.
The fight, or what there was of it, started with both fighters holding a tight guard and circling around the ring, with Haye getting in a good hook to the body.
The first right cross that Haye threw floored Bonin. After sliding across the ring on the seat of his pants, the brave Pole got back up, only to be rushed by another Haye attack and down again he went.
Again, Bonin rose and attempted to clinch Haye, but the Hayemaker was as unmerciful as a Roman Emperor and shrugged off "the bull’ and again struck him down with the old one - two combination.
Referee Ian John-Lewis then called off the fight and Haye’s heavyweight experiment must certainly be labeled as a success.
Haye is due to meet cruiserweight king Jean Marc Mormeck later this year for a world title bout, however surely will then move back up to heavyweight for a possible title shot, which was in his own words, "what he dreamed of as a boy".