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Haye says Wladimir has no legacy

David Haye Wladimir KlitschkoBy William Mackay: WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (25-1, 23 KO’s) isn’t impressed with the fight resume that IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KO’s) has on his his record after 14 years as a pro. Haye doesn’t see there being a career defining fight on Wladimir’s record during the whole of his career, which is like the pot calling the kettle black. Haye doesn’t have a career defining either unless he counts 39-year-old Audley Harrison or the slow moving Nikolay Valuev in the category of career of career defining victories.


If you were completely in the dark about boxing, you might believe that one or both of those wins would count as huge victories to be proud of. However, if you look at how Valuev was given a gift decision over 47-year-old Evander Holyfield in his fight previous to the Haye bout, you might then wake up and realize that a win over Valuev was no big deal. And Haye’s win over Harrison is pretty hallow as well, because Harrison didn’t even deserve to fight for a title and yet was still selected over much higher ranking contenders like Denis Boytsov and Odlanier Solis to fight.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Haye says “Wladimir has got no legacy. His brother Vitali can at least say he fought Lennox Lewis. Wladimir hasn’t had even one of those fights. The only opponent he can fight for his legacy is me. Where? Whever it makes the most money. Watching Amir here definitely gave me a real buzz. I want some of this.”

It’s nice that Haye seems to know which brother he wants to fight. It probably doesn’t mean anything though since Haye has pulled out of two fights with the Klitschkos already for one reason another. I think it will be a minor miracle if Haye makes into the ring against Wladimir next year or at any time in the future.


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