Haye keen on following in the footsteps of Holyfield

David Haye may have conquered the cruiserweights, but he isn't about to rest on his laurels. The hard-hitting Brit is ready to take on the very best at heavyweight.

Originally Published: March 7, 2008
By Brian Doogan | Special to ESPN.com

It was an omen, perhaps, that Evander Holyfield should be ringside at London's O2 Arena to witness cruiserweight champion David Haye's destructive display.

From the moment that he embarked on a professional career after winning a silver medal at the 2001 world amateur championships in Belfast, Ireland, Holyfield has been a powerful inspiration for Haye; the old master's presence gave the occasion a certain gravitas.

Maybe the occasion got to Enzo Maccarinelli, for in the battle ...

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