Hayemaker Ringstar – the partnership between World Boxing Champion David Haye and renowned promoter Richard Schaefer – has announced the stable’s professional debut, which is to take play at the O2 Arena on October 20th.
The fight will be broadcast live on entertainment channel Dave from 9pm, and will feature three of Haye and Schafer’s new signings.
Heavyweight Olympic silver medallist Joe ‘Juggernaut’ Joyce will headline the fight night as he makes his professional debut against fellow south Londoner and former WBO Inter-Continental Champion Ian Lewison. Lewison brings a lot of experience to the ring, and an impressive record of 12-3, with eight won by knockout.
“I’ll certainly show Joyce that I’m south London’s finest. They don’t call me Lay ‘Em Out’ for nothing!” boasted Lewison.
Joyce replied, “All credit to Lewison for agreeing to step in the ring with me, something many other potential opponents ran from.”
Speaking to the RTS earlier this year, David Haye praised Joyce, who has recently been Anthony Joshua’s sparring partner. “If you ask [Joshua] what he thinks of Joe Joyce, he will say, ‘you can’t hurt him. He’s 6’6”, solid grip at 18st and he’s a force to be reckoned with. [Plus] he’s a very nice lad as well. You can’t help but want this guy to succeed.”
The south London boxers will be supported in a fiery fight between current English Champion John O’Donnell (32-1, 11KO) as he defends his Welterweight title against Tamuka Mucha (61-1, 4KO).
Making their boxing debuts for Hayemaker RIngstar are MMA star and 10x-time World Kickboxing Champion Michael ‘Venom’ Page, and Scotland’s amateur World and European Champion Willy ‘Braveheart’ Hutchinson, who is making his professional debut.
“We’re going to give you guys some real good entertaining evenings of boxing for [free],” David Haye promised the RTS.
Tickets for the live event are on sale from www.theo2.co.uk.