Sky 1 HD today announced plans to screen two exclusive David Haye documentary specials ahead of his World Championship fight. Viewers can look forward to a ringside view as David and his celebrity sparring partners take part in some one-on-one boxing training; pulling no punches either conversationally or in the ring.
Both specials will be broadcast on Sky 1 HD at the end of June, in the week leading up to the Hayemaker’s career defining fight against Wladimir Klitschko, which is being shown live on Sky Box Office.
By exclusive invitation only, David has requested the company of five celebrity friends to train with him as they discuss their own career defining moments and share amusing, personal anecdotes across the ring. From the familiarity of his training gyms in London, Miami and New York, David will be sparring with Ricky Gervias, Justin Beiber, Dizzee Rascal, Michael McIntyre and Mickey Rourke as he gives them tips on boxing and asks them about their career experiences, highlights and ambitions. Some of his sparring partners even reveal their own, often hilarious experiences of boxing; Michael boasts of being a champion at the age of 7, Ricky discusses his top choice of celebrity sparring partner and Dizzee claims to be the unofficial heavyweight champion.
With David set to retire from boxing later this year, these intimate training sessions will be interspersed with interviews with David himself, reflecting on his career so far, and with those who work with him and know him best providing an insightful look into what drives him to succeed and how he has reached the world class standard he is now.
DAVID HAYE VS RICKY GERVAIS, JUSTIN BEIBER AND DIZZEE RASCALwill air on Tuesday 28th June and DAVID HAYE VS MICHAEL MCINTYRE AND MICKEY ROUKE will air on Wednesday 29th June, both at 9pm on Sky 1 HD. Haye v Klitschko takes place on Saturday 2nd July and can be seen live in HD & 3D on Sky Box Office.