Haye thinks Chisora has enough speed and power to beat Wladimir Klitschko
By William Mackay: WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (24-1, 22 KO’s) is hoping that fellow countryman Derek Chisora (14-0, 9 KO’s) beats IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KO’s) when they meet up in December 11th.
It’s unclear why Haye wants Chisora to beat Wladimir, because in doing so it will erase any chance of Haye getting a big money fight against Wladimir in the near future. It seems that Haye is rooting against his own interest by hoping that Chisora takes care of Wladimir for him. Is Haye afraid of fighting Wladimir and is hoping Chisora does what he’s not willing to try himself?
In an article at the Dailymail.co.uk, the 30-year-old Haye says ‘To get this fight Derek has had to commit his future to the Klitschko promoters if he wins. That would start with a next fight against Viitali Klitschko, probably followed by re-matches if beats them both. And although people are treating his fight with Wladimir as a joke, I believe he is quick and powerful enough to win. I hope he does. It is a tall order for someone so inexperienced but like everyone in Britain I will be right behind him.”
Haye is perhaps the only person around that believes that the 26-year-old Chisora has a chance to beat Wladimir, because pretty much everyone else sees this as a pathetic mismatch. Chisora doesn’t punch as hard as Wladimir’s last victim Samuel Peter nor does he have the same kind of power as other Klitschko victims like Lamon Brewster.
Chisora probably has no business fighting Klitschko, but he’s been picked out without Chisora having to prove himself by beating at least one top contender. Haye seems to think it’s a bad thing for Chisora to have to fight both of the Klitschko brothers if he beats Wladimir.
However, if Haye were to actually think about it for a second, he’d realize there is no one else in the heavyweight division other than the Klitschko brothers and perhaps himself to make any money again. So why then would it be a bad thing for Chisora to have to fight another Klitschko brother for big money rather than an obscure heavyweight contender, who would probably have an excellent chance of beating him.
Not only would Chisora make less money to fight someone else in the top 15, but he’d probably lose to all of them. I can’t see any heavyweights in the top 15 that Chisora could beat. So if he were to follow Haye’s logic, he wouldn’t fight Vitali and would take on some other heavyweight and then probably get beat for less money. Haye doesn’t seem to be thinking too hard on this subject. It’s a good thing for Chisora to fight both Klitschkos, not a bad thing.
Haye continues, “If he doesn’t pull it off, the Klitschkos will carry on looking for easy victories instead of entering realistic negotiations with me. People are saying my fight with Audley is also a joke but Wladimir and Vitali keep fighting guys who are 7-1 long shots.” Wladimir Klitschko offered Haye a 50-50 deal. What more does Haye want? Nothing will change after Wladimir destroys Chisora.
He’ll offer Haye the same deal, and Haye will probably turn it down and pick out someone else to fight, if he gets by Audley Harrison next month. Haye will probably have to fight his mandatory challenger in his fight after the Harrison bout.
As for his fight with Harrison, people do see that fight as a joke and a case of Haye milking his title. Wladimir defeated Samuel Peter in his last fight, and Eddie Chambers in his fight before that. Those aren’t weak fighters. I would be more than happy if Haye fought either one of those guys, but I doubt he ever will. The reason why Wladimir is such a huge favorite is because he’s so much better than them. Wladimir will be a big favorite to beat Haye if Haye ever accepts the challenge to fight him. I doubt he will.