Year of birth:
World Silver Medal 2001
2 x Senior ABA title
Despite not winning any major international competitions David Haye was an extremely good amateur boxer. Representing top South London club Fitzroy Lodge under the eye of Legendery coach Mick Carney, Haye won 83 of 90 bouts. His only loses coming against Odlainer Solis, Jim Twite, Michael Simms, Olanda Anderson, Andreas Gustafsson, Ibragim Akajew and Giacobbe Fragomeni.
Whilst developing a close relationship to his current pro trainer Adam Booth, Mick Carneys influence on Haye cant be underestimated, with Haye later describing his days working with Carney as being instrumental in shaping his love for the sport and developing confidence and discipline.
The closest Haye came to winning an international championship was in the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Fighting in the heavyweight 201-lb. division, he beat world class Sebastian Köber to reach the final where he gave Odlanier Solís a standing eight count before being stopped by the Cuban in round three, and taking the silver medal.