Wladimir says he will “beat up” Haye like he did Chambers
By Eric Thomas: IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko is making no bones about his wish to fight WBA heavyweight champion David Haye. In an article at the Daily Mail, Wladimir had this to say about Haye: I will do the same to Haye as I did to Chambers if I get him. When I get him I am going to enjoy the process.”
“He [Haye] criticizes my jab, jab, grab. He will eat a lot of jabs. I will just beat him up and then knock out Haye in one of the late rounds.” Klitschko destroyed Eddie Chambers last Saturday night in a 12th round knockout. With only seconds to go in the fight, Klitschko connected with a perfect left hook that knocked Chambers out cold. The American was down on the canvas for a long time after the knockdown.
Haye, 29, has a fight coming up on April 3rd against John Ruiz in England. If Haye can get by that fight there could be the potential for a Klitschko-Haye fight if the British heavyweight is interested in taking a risky fight like this.
Klitschko’s trainer, Emanuel Steward, is less than impressed with Haye as a fighter and has his doubts about whether Haye will fight Wladimir in the future, saying “Haye showed up to two press conferences, talked rubbish and everyone went crazy about him. Then he pulled out. I don’t think David Haye is going to do anything but talk. He became famous by coming up to Wladimir at a press conference with a T-Shirt, then he ran away from Wladimir and Vitali. Haye should win against Ruiz but you always worry about him because he’s too chinny. Even Monte Barrett had him down.”
Haye was knocked down by Barrett in the 5th round of their bout. The referee didn’t score it as a knockdown, however, ruling it a slip. It looked to many people like Haye actually did get knocked down by Barrett. And Haye appeared hurt after the knockdown, and needed to take a knee for an extended period of time. Barrett isn’t known for being a big puncher, which is what made it seem all the worse. The fight took place in the UK.