Can Haye beat the Klitschko brothers?
By Dennis Broadhurst: Just to let people know that I do like David Haye and I wish him all the best in his career. Noticing a lot of comments on my last article saying that Haye’s dancing and constant moving techniques were because he was fighting such a larger man made me think, they made me think about the Klitschko brothers.
David Haye last night was giving away 11 inches in height and 100lbs in weight, that is a huge disadvantage but Haye did fight a good fight and took advantage of the giant size of Valuev by making him swing all over the place. I think that if the fight happened again and Haye traded with Valuev from the start that Haye would knock him out.
We are all now going to be thinking about Haye fighting one of the Klitschko brothers. I hope Haye fights Wladimir first because he is slightly smaller than Vitali and has got a weak chin. If Haye can trade well with Wladimir and get inside to take away Wladimir’s reach advantage then I think that Haye was knock him out.
Haye cannot fight like he did against Valuev against Wladimir because that will not play to his advantage, Wladimir is a lot faster than Valuev and even though Wladimir is taller than Haye it is only by three or three and a half inches and that will not be anywhere near as significant as the 11 inch disadvantage Haye faced last night.
The thing I worry about is if Haye fights Wladimir then he may be caught with a big punch and knocked out, I hope that Haye will keep his chin tucked and his hands up to get on the inside against Wladimir. I think that the fight will end in knockout, hopefully in the favor of Haye.
If Haye beats Wladimir then he will sure want his brother who I guess will be 39/40 if they fight. Unless Vitali grows old (in terms of skills) over the next year or two then I cannot see Haye beating him. The reason is Vitali has an iron chin, Vitali is also a very good mover and will use his ring experience to avoid punishment and then use his great power knock Haye out.
I really wish that Haye could beat Vitali but I cannot see it happening. I hope that if Haye gets beat by Vitali then he will not lose his heart and will campaign for the title again. There is always a chance that Vitali could be out-boxed but I think he will use his height and experience well if he fights Haye. My prediction on the fight would be a stoppage for Vitali but anything can happen in boxing.
The reason I like Haye is because he is something new, loud and cocky but can back it up in the ring. I would like to see Haye become the undisputed champion to put his place in history but I think for this to happen then Vitali will have to retire.
Good luck though Haye if you next choose to fight Wladimir as I believe you have what it takes. Just to add that I think that Haye would slay Chris Arreola if they fought as Haye is too fast and strong, in fact I think that Haye has a good chance of beating anybody in the division except Vitali.
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