Klitschko to retire, not before retiring Haye
By Tj Amin: Many boxing fans are hotly anticipating a clash between David haye and Vitali Klitschko, this defiantly looks like a fight that will go ahead some time later this year providing contractual issues can be sorted out. Both fighters have publicly said they are willing to fight each other and the trash talking has already begun. David Haye’s charisma, speed and power has injected a lot of excitement and optimism into the heavyweight scene, with many people believing (or hoping) this is the man to finally topple the heavyweight monopoly that is the Klitschko brother’s.
As much as I enjoy watching David Haye fights I don’t really giving him much of chance against Vitali as he will be far too big, strong, experienced and accomplished for David Haye. In Haye’s previous bout, due to Valuev’s size he had to understandably use movement and craft to just about overcome the giant. This will be a similar story against Vitali who is 5 inches taller and will probably weigh in 2 stones heavier.
However, Haye who is not known for his punch output will not be able to successfully adopt similar tactics against a more mobile, faster, stronger and skilled boxer then Valuev was. Klitschko is an expert in using his size advantage to keep out of range, whilst using his jab to unbalance and wear down his opponents, before unleashing big right hands.
The question is will David Haye have the movement and stamina to last 12 rounds considering he has only gone the distance once in his career. It is clear to see that Haye possesses knockout power, but how effective will his power be against a man who has a granite chin and has never been knocked down before, not to mention the highest knockout ratio in boxing history.
With this all been said we all know the power associated with heavyweights and a fight can be won and lost in a split second, but I fear that Haye will be worn down before eventually being stopped. Either way this is an intriguing fight which will appeal to boxing fans on many levels.