'Worsell takes his readers on an illuminating ride with Haye from precocious beginnings to world championships' Daily Mail.
'a fascinating story of a modern day fighter, told by a contemporary writer in a unique style ... well worth a read' Boxing News.
'it's a perceptive, honest and engrossing book, from which both men ultimately emerge with credit' Independent on Sunday.
'entertaining and informative' Guardian.
'an enlightening look into the kind of trials and tribulations fighters face during and after they put their lives on the line in the ring' The Sun.
'Highly recommended' Boxing Monthly.
'Elliot Worsell charts the Bermondsey boy's meteoric rise ... And he does so with sharp insight and freshness - and honesty enough to shock even Haye' Liverpool Echo.
From the Inside Flap
Making Haye is the authorised account of David Haye's ascent from amateur prodigy to WBA world heavyweight champion, as told by one of the few confidants the boxer has kept close by his side along the way. Elliot Worsell charts the Bermondsey boy's meteoric rise from world amateur silver medallist to world professional champion of both the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions. Haye was involved in the biggest heavyweight title clash for nearly a decade when he fought Wladimir Klitschko in July 2011, with the fight televised live in over 140 countries. Although Haye ultimately lost his belt, following a twelve-round points decision, his charismatic approach has reminded fight fans of a time when the heavyweight championship was the greatest prize in sport. Worsell has stayed alongside Haye through both the good times and the bad, and this loyalty ultimately unlocked doors that others found slammed shut. By spending extensive and revealing time with the boxer in training camp, Worsell has witnessed a side of the champion ordinarily shielded from the public at large, and is routinely the only man allowed close to the fighter in the precious hours before battle. Worsell has been privy to Haye's plans, insecurities and fears. As such, Making Haye offers behind-the-scenes, never-before-told insights into the most pivotal ring wars of David Haye's turbulent, and at time controversial, professional boxing career.
From the Back Cover
Updated for the paperback. David Haye is a once-in-a-generation fighter whose flair and charisma has reminded fans of a time when the heavyweight championship was the greatest prize in sport. Elliot Worsell is David Haye's closest confidant. In Making Haye he tells the boxer's unseen story: capturing the punishing tension of training, the unearthly atmosphere of the hours before a fight, the euphoria of victory and the empty agony of defeat. This is a boxing book like no other.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Elliot Worsell has followed David Haye's career intensely for the past decade.He lived with the champion, spent many hours in his company, and is allowed closer to Haye than anybody else in the precious final hours before battle. Worsell has worked as a boxing and mixed martial arts writer since the age of sixteen. He has been published in Boxing News, Boxing Monthly and The Ring magazine, and has freelanced for numerous national British newspapers. He is also the main contributor and Features Editor for David Haye's official bookazine, Hayemaker.