Haye: I’ll help future champs

David Haye is looking forward to guiding Britain’s next generation of boxers when he hangs up his gloves.

Haye has no intention of walking away from the sweet science until he conquers the heavyweight division.

But the Londoner has already set his sights on helping tomorrow’s stars make the right decisions.

He said: ‘:I definitely want to focus everything on young fighters and promoting them.

‘It’s important to make sure they have the same breaks that I had.’

Haye, 27, will step into the ring for just the second time as a heavyweight when he fights at London’s O2 Arena in November.

The bout, against an as yet unnamed opponent, will be his first under his own Hayemaker Promotions banner.

And Haye insists he will never regret the decision to market himself during his assault on the big boys.

He added: ‘I made the move to ultimately make sure that I’m in control of my career at every stage.

‘I’ve always been in control, so I’m not going to let that slip now that there are two or three more zeros at the end of the paycheque.

‘I make sure that I take home what I’m generating.’

With Joe Calzaghe also joining the ranks of fighters who promote themselves, Haye is keen to pay respect to Audley Harrison for paving the way earlier this decade.

Harrison was widely criticised for managing his own career when he turned pro after winning Olympic gold at the 2000 Games in Sydney.

But Haye believes A-Force made the right choice – even if it did not bring his fellow Brit the success he craved.

The Hayemaker said: ‘I think he did what he did because at the time it was the right thing to do – and it paid off financially.

‘If he signed for a big promoter the same mistakes might have happened.

‘But this way he’s made millions in the process instead of thousands.’

With Harrison battling to finally ignite his faltering career, Haye insists a Battle of Britain will only happen if they both find themselves at the top of the tree.

He added: ‘I’ve been friends with Audley since we were teenagers and the only way I’d fight him would be for a world title.

‘We both agreed a while ago that that would be the only case where we may fight each other.’

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