David Haye beats Nikolai Valuev: Being heavyweight champion of the world is a dream come true, says the 'Hayemaker'

By Sportsmail Reporter

David Haye vowed to "party all night long" after upsetting Nikolai Valuev to take the WBA heavyweight title in Nuremberg.

The 'Hayemaker' celebrated a majority points decision over the reigning champion, who carried a seven-stone weight advantage going into the fight.

England's David Haye

Top of the world England's David Haye celebrates his win against Nikolai Valuev

But Bermondsey fighter Haye took the fight after the judges scored the bout 114-114, 116-112, 116-112.

He told Sky Box Office: "It means everything to me. From when I was a baby I said I would be the heavyweight champion of the world.

"It's a dream come true. I've fought the biggest heavyweight champion and caught him with big shots.

"I'm gonna party baby, party all night long."

Haye and Valuev

On the nose: David Haye lands a punch on Nikolai Valuev

Haye revealed that an injury to his right hand had hampered his ambitions to knock out his giant opponent, even suggesting he may have broken a bone in his attempts to floor Valuev for the first time.  

"I damaged my right hand in the second or third round and I tried to rein it in, which is why I went with my left," he said.  

"The hand is very tender and very sore and that's why I used it irregularly.  

"His head is solid, the hardest thing I've ever hit. It's like hitting a solid brick wall.  

David Haye

I've done it: David Haye taking Nikolai Valuev's world title

"I'm pretty sure it's broken but it's a small price to pay for being the heavyweight champion of the world."

Haye, who has indulged in more than his share of aggressive talk in the lengthy build-up to the bout, continued in similar vein, branding 36-year-old Valuev "a novice", but did eventually offer his opponent some respect.  

"People doubt my skills, people know I'm a puncher, a brawler but I've got skills when I have to. It wasn't as smooth as I made out but I did enough to win and that's all I care about," Haye added.  

David Haye

Over the top: David Haye evades the advancing Nikolai Valuev

"He looked like a complete amatuer, a novice in there. I could drop my hands and hang my head out.  

"I'm a guy who says what he thinks and sometimes that upsets people but I'm full of respect for Valuev, he showed he can take some big shots and I belive he will win back the title at some point."

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