Haye and Schaefer join forces

Ex-heavyweight champ and former Golden Boy chief executive launch new promotion.

Haye and Schaefer join forces

David Haye’s Hayemaker Promotions has entered into partnership with boxing promoter Richard Schaefer to establish Hayemaker Ringstar.

The new boxing promotion will be predominantly UK-based but will also promote fights in the US. The partnership will be launched on 4th March, when Haye takes on Tony Bellew in a heavyweight clash at London’s O2 Arena. Hayemaker Ringstar will co-promote the event with Matchroom Boxing.

The collaboration with Haye marks Schaefer’s first foray into UK boxing. Having served as Golden Boy’s chief executive from 2002 to 2014, he launched Ringstar Sports in June 2016.

Schaefer said: “I’m delighted to be partnering with David to form Hayemaker Ringstar. The UK is a great market for boxing, with exciting fighters and passionate fans, and we’re determined to work with the most talented boxers to give people the fights they want to see.” 

“The joint venture with Hayemaker and Ringstar will send shockwaves through British boxing. Together, we are creating a new kind of promotions entity,” added Haye. “Throughout the history of boxing, the fighter has worked for the promoter, the core values of Hayemaker Ringstar will turn this on its head. We will work for the fighter. This shift will impact an incredible sport in a hugely positive way.”