Ex-champion Haye auctions boxing ring

•    Haye — Former world champion

• Haye — Former world champion

DAVID Haye is set to fetch a knockout price — after auctioning off his personalised boxing ring.

Bermondsey’s former two-weight world champion, 35, announced last week that he was closing down his gym in Vauxhall.

And Haye has put his 20-foot ring up on internet auction site Ebay — with bids already pushing the price up beyond £50,000.

There are still three days left before the bidding closes.

Haye shot to fame when he won the WBA world heavyweight title with a famous points win over Russian giant Nikolay Valuev in Germany in 2009.

But the former Fitzroy Lodge amateur star, who lost a heavyweight unification clash against Wladimir Klitschko just over four years ago, has not boxed since July 2012.

Haye has always maintained that he will make a comeback but had to scrap plans to fight Tyson Fury after having reconstructive shoulder surgery in November 2013.

Haye posted a message on his Facebook page and said: “So much has happened in it – I’ve used it for the Valuev, Klitschko, Ruiz and Chisora fight — all the blood, sweat and tears from my whole heavyweight campaign has been done in that ring.

“I found an old canvas that I thought I’d thrown away years ago — I’m giving both so there is a blue and a red one.

“Whoever wins the bidding situation — congratulations. I hope you put as much hard work and effort in as I’ve put into it as it is a very special ring.”


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