David Haye – Exclusive Interview “I’ll force him to respect me”

Ahead of his fight with Tony Bellew this Saturday 4th March, Live on Sky Sports, David Haye invited me down to his private gym for a training session and interview. Lovely man is our David, always got bags of time for journalists. Even when the allocated time was up, he still had time for a chat whilst he was getting a rub down. We spoke about his confidence levels, would there be any reconciliation with Bellew after the fight is over and of course, we talked Rocky. Check out the interview in the video below. All imagery and video edits by KillaVista.  
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Skipping, a Love Affair

‘Speed….SPEED…..SPEEEEEEEEEED!!!!!!!’ Mickey, Rocky Last week, due to my absent mindedness, I was forced to skip my Lonsdale rope in an old pair of Burton wing-tipped brogues. Today, I successfully located my Nike trainers on the outside porch, soaked through with English rain. In fact it was still raining lightly. Undeterred, such is my recent unfettered devotion to skipping rope, I skipped in the rain, in sodden trainers. A rhythmic squelch kept the beat like a metronome. It was almost a mechanical display, detached from emotion. My sweat becoming diluted with the thick drops of fat rain that had cascaded its way down from the roof-tiles, over the guttering, onto my bald crown. I’m adding doubles now, such is my confidence. Not just one, but at least 4-5 at a time every ten seconds of a minute. I skip for twenty minutes each night. I mastered the doubles sometime back and am now adding the double-cross. I don’t know how it looks, because I’ve long since wanted to watch myself. Caught my reflection once in a boxing gym, a pigeon-toed dwarf skipping rope is enough to put someone off their cornflakes, believe me.…
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Match Report Velodrome – Steady on Stratford

“They’re on a loop. They go round the block, they come back, they go round again. They just go round and round.” Truman, The Truman Show Whatever happened to signposts? Listen up Stratford, you may think you’ve got your feed under the table now you’ve got a couple of stadiums under your belt, but how about a couple of god damn street lights down rape alley that the sober half and I had to endure on the way to the Velodrome. I guess they expect you to see big stadiums from a distance. No need for signposts eh lads? Just a couple of chaps in high vis’s sporadically dotted about should do. By the way, not one of those lads knew the way neither. Here’s my match report of Saturday’s Cycling event down the Velodrome. Too late for you Pumpkin Cyclists have 4-5% of body fat. They’re ripped, but lanky f*ckers, no upper body or shoulders, so the missus says. “Bench and Swim, that’s how you get definition,” she says assertively, purveying the semi-naked lads warming up. “Best get in the pool then,” I say plaintively. She pets my stomach.…
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Match Report from Anfield – They Can Smell it On Ya

“Hey Richie, what are you trying to do, get me killed with that fucking suit?” – Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco. I’m really missing the Five from Fitzgerald, a column by Liverpool writer Martin Fitzgerald about the Liverpool games. It was one of only two blogs I ever read on a regular basis. He had an inimitable sardonic wit, his match reports had a marvellous economy, dripping with misanthropy. He’s taken the year off, lazy bastard. So I’m filling in. Unelected, of course, but I’m just going to keep the seat warm for him. Here’s the match report from last nights EFL Quarter Cup final game against Leeds. Inappropriate Mike Arrived a record 3 hours early for the game. In the Sandon pub Mike whips out a pair of glasses that made him look like Forrest Gump with an incriminating hard drive. ‘Jesus Christ Mike, not in here. We’ll get fucking murdered‘. A young lad takes a chair next to me and asks, “Anyone sitting here mate?” I tell him to take it. Mike pipes up with. “Here mate, take the chair, but if my mate Pete starts touching you up, let me know. He likes touching up boys.”…
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Top 5 Bikini Athletes on Instagram

I could be wrong, but I don’t think we have too many Bikini Athletes over here in the UK. If anyone would like to jump in here and slap this pen out of my hand then by all means. I’m confident however that a Bikini Athlete marks all the classic characteristics of a heliotrope. Indigenous only to hot climates. Growing up on the East Anglian coast I can assure you I haven’t seen and Bikini Athletes pose for photos, freezing in the below minus temperatures collecting fag butts between their toes on Lowestoft beach. If you’re looking to find out more about Bikini Athletes and fitness and figure competition in general, here are some semi-interesting facts, mixed with some of the best Bikini Athletes on Instagram. Lauren Irick Lauren Irick is one of the top Bikini Athletes out there and specialises in Nutrition Coaching and Prep Packages. Click on here picture to follow her on Instagram and find out more about her Coaching programme on her website. FACT: Fitness and figure competition is a class of physique-exhibition events for women. While bearing a close resemblance to female bodybuilding, its emphasis is on muscle definition, not size. In…
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The Dry Patch – Cycling Short Film

‘Oh like the bike.’ Troy, The Goonies We waited three weeks for rain. Deeply ironic that living in England, where a rain cloud never stands on ceremony, that something of a drought was occurring and hindering my chances to break in the leather Velo-Seat cover from Dry Patch. The seat cover is a functional innovative bit of kit intended for commuters, enabling the fashion conscious cyclist to keep dry, from the bottom up. (Company motto). Working with Peter has been great. He understood what our brand voice was immediately and created a really great vlog that represented it brilliantly. We are a premium, lifestyle accessory brand that fits along side style brands. Peter’s work put us in that environment in a playful and hands on manner. Chris Gomez – Dry Patch Founder It was my job to video a short film, demonstrating the seat covers potential. Sadly as I mentioned earlier, the English climate was experiencing a dry patch of its own. (Thanks, that’s why I get the big bucks). With no rain to test the product, I decided to venture out and test the comfort factor. Joining me was my nephew on his first bike ride around the…
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Top 6 Pole Dancers on Instagram

‘Hey. Does this pole still work? [slides down a fireman’s pole] Wow. This place is great. When can we move in? You gotta try this pole.’ Dr. Raymond Stantz – Ghostbusters. I remember the only reason I wanted to be a fireman when I was younger was because I liked the idea of catching a pole to work. That and I loved Backdraft! (Check out the recent interview I did with John Baxter, Robert De Niro’s biographer where he slates that movie). Sadly the fire pole has been phased out over the years due to god damn health and safety after a firefighter got up in the middle of the night to take a leak and fell through the pole hole. While he survived the 15 ft fall, he suffered brain damage, a fractured pelvis, broken ribs, and fractured vertebrae. On top of that, one of his lungs was punctured and his very full bladder, ruptured. Full story here. Jesus Christ right?  Sorry where was I? Ah yes poles. So they can be very dangerous. But also a wonderful form of entertainment and exercise. Judging by the girls and the dude that I’ve featured…
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OORR – The Cycling Fashion Alternative to the High Vis

‘…Gets home from the hospital and dies three weeks later. He’d been dead for ages before the neighbours complained about the smell and got the police to break down the door. Tommy was lying facedown in a pool of vomit. …. The kitten was fine.’ Gavin, Trainspotting. Australian cycling apparel brand OORR is launching the ‘OORR Cafe’ range on Kickstarter this month – Pro level cycling apparel that you can wear without looking like you’re on the way to the construction site. Unless that’s the look you’re going for, and if that’s your thing then good luck to you. It’s high performing fabric is race ready has been developed with ‘Frog Skin’ nanotechnology for their Cycling Bib shorts. Don’t worry my vegan readers, no frogs were harmed in the making of these bib shorts. Scientists found that a healthy frog living in filthy conditions secreted peptides that actively and instantly killed bacteria, keeping it safe. They mimicked the microbes, creating a nano-particle to do the same thing. Don’t try this at home though readers, studies stay that humans living in run down apartment flats that allow their cats to do their business indoors,…
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David Haye has Work to Do

“So what are we plugging here today?” I ask the PR girl. In a gym, secret location, somewhere outside Vauxhall. “Oh David Haye is here.” “Awesome, what’s he selling?” “David Haye.” To paint the scene, I’m in David Haye’s gym. A storage facility in an unassuming street in the back end of Vauxhall. There’s no sign out front saying ‘David Haye’s Gym‘, there is simply a postcode and a street number. You can hear the trains go above. David enters and greets the press. Before long the ring is decorously shrouded with press and cameras. The Isley Brothers pumps out of the PA, ‘I’m taking care of business women cant you see, I’ve gotta make it for you and make it for me. Sometimes it seems I’m neglecting you, I’d love to spend more time, I’ve got so many things to do, I’ve got work to do. I’ve got work to do. I’ve got work to do.’  This is Haye in training. Ahead of his fight on December 10th, undisclosed location, contender yet to be announced. I watched him ringside throw short thunderous bursts, that satisfying crisp high-end PAP! of the leather glove hitting the…
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When in Rio – Part Oito – The Language Barrier

“Look it’s a guy thing, alright? Hey you got a nice body an’ all, but those you can see coming around the corner. You got time to comb your hair.” – Mitch Henessey, The Long Kiss Goodnight. Each morning I duly fetch 3 double expressos and a couple of bags of pão de queijo from the local Panettiere. Today I get an extra bag for the guards. My gesture is received with a stone-walled expression, however one of the grunts opens up and applauds me. Interesting thing this language barrier. Another language entirely is the communication between drivers on the roads out here. At first I considered the incessant sound of car horns as a form of hectoring. Whereas we (western civilisation) would pound the horn in anger at being unduly treated, or in recognition of a hot blonde on the sidewalk, here a ‘toot’, is rarely given in anger. Moreover a civilised form of signalling. After another morning watching the girls try on a thousand stones in H.Stern, we head off to watch the mens Volleyball. It’s hard to know who wins the points sometimes with both teams seemingly celebrating with high fives. Even…
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