Boxer David Haye goes vegan to win title and make amends
by Allyson Koerner
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Professional boxer David Haye is looking to veganism to help him get back in the boxing ring and championship circle.

In a recent interview with The Independent, Haye opened up about his decision to go vegan six months ago. He said, “I watched a TV documentary about how animals are farmed, killed and prepared for us to eat. I saw all those cows and pigs and [realized] I couldn’t be a part of it any more. It was horrible.”

Haye didn’t just jump into the plant-based lifestyle without educating himself. He looked at his diet and his body to make sure he would receive the protein needed for his profession. As he told the publication, “I did some research to make sure I could still obtain enough protein to fight and, once satisfied that I could, I stopped.” He also added animals are officially out of his diet by declaring, “I’ll never go back.”

As part of his plan to reclaim the world boxing title, “The Hayemaker,” who was recently forced into retirement due to an injury, is making amends and changing his lifestyle for the better. By reining in his alter ego, going vegan and taking care of himself, Haye is hoping to once again wear that championship belt around his waist.

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About Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner first found her love of writing while attending Westminster College in Pennsylvania, and that passion evolved while she was earning her Master's in Print & Multimedia Journalism at Boston's Emerson College. She's an experienced writer dabbling in all things vegan, green, entertainment and TV-related. Feel free to keep tabs on her over at Twitter: @AllysonKoerner.

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  • Donald Walton

    David Haye is a hypocrite. I have seen him eat lots of leather.

  • Ryan Hahn

    Good for you David Haye. Real men don’t enslave, kill, and eat helpless animals. Only the cowards do.
    You’re a real man to stand up for the most oppressed and voiceless. Don’t let the cowards of the world bring you down.

  • Meat Eater

    I’m eating a steak while I laugh at this stupidity.

    • Guillermo Dread

      Look in the mirror………………

  • Usaf Mahummad

    Shut Ryan Hahn , it doesn’t make you vegan when you shove sausages up your bum instead of eat them , HOMO!!!!!!!!

  • Wrestlingroots

    Haye vs. Bradley at a catchweight

  • Eugene Collins

    The Documentary he is talking about is called ‘Earthlings” and it is the most horrific thing in the world. I dare ANY OF YOU to watch it and not cry.