FORMER TWO-WEIGHT world champion David ‘Hayemaker’ Haye looks set to retire from boxing after declining to renew his boxing license with the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC).
The ex-undisputed cruiserweight titlist and WBA heavyweight belt holder has previously stated his desire to hang up his gloves before his 31st birthday, which is on Thursday.
However, he has also mentioned that he could prolong his retirement should a fight with Vitali Klitschko, the WBC champion, materialise.
BBBC secretary Robert Smith said: "I received an email on Monday advising me Haye would not be carrying on.
"The board will discuss it on Wednesday but there is no way we could go against his wish not to renew his boxing licence. Without it, he can't fight."
Haye’s last fight was a unanimous points defeat against Wladimir Klitschko in July in a bid to unify the heavyweight belts.
The south Londoner has a fight record of 25 wins (23 K.Os) and two losses.