"I believe Shane gave me ample time to turn the fight around - five rounds, basically," Haye exclusively told Sky Sports.
"I had to do something to change the flow of the fight. I did a couple of times, I landed some big shots that hurt him, but I couldn't close the range to finish him off.
"If Shane threw the towel in, he saw something. Maybe he wanted to save me for another day. I trust his opinion, I back him.
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