Rooney has rum and tells Haye, ‘I would love to be a boxer’

August 1st, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Aug 1 (ANI): England’s ace striker Wayne Rooney told World Heavyweight Champion David Haye that he would love to be a boxer after a rum drinking session with him.

Rooney and Haye were on holiday last month at the exclusive Royal Westmoreland complex in Barbados where the Manchester United striker owns a five million pound luxury home. .

“It was a nice evening hanging out with Wayne and his family until the early hours. What a real down to earth bunch. One of Wayne’s crowd told me to pop down and say ‘Hi’. I turned up, we had a few rums and a laugh,” News of the World quoted Haye, as saying.

“Wayne seemed okay and in good spirits considering what happened at the World Cup, but he didn’t really talk football - mostly about other sports and fitness. We had about three hours together. It was the early hours of the morning and he had a flight at 4a.m. He went straight from the bar to the airport.

“He loves boxing and told me he would love to be a boxer. He is cut from fighting cloth and he reminds me a lot of Ricky Hatton. I told him that if he was a professional boxer he would have the style of Ricky, but Wayne reckons that is not his style and he’d be more of a slick mover like Floyd Mayweather Jnr,” Haye said.

Rooney boxed as a schoolboy, while his brothers John and Graham won titles for Croxteth ABC, where the Manchester United star’s uncle Richie is head coach. (ANI)

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