Dundee: Haye should beat Klitschko
By William Mackay: Former Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard trainer Angelo Dundee is completely sold on WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (25-1, 23 KO’s) after watching him train at Dundee’s Miami Fifth Street Gym in Florida. Dundee, 89, not only is picking the 30-year-old Haye to pull off an upset and beat Klitschko on July 2nd in Hamburg, Germany, but Dundee sees Haye becoming an all time top 15 heavyweight in the process. That’s kind of interesting given how little experience Haye has at heavyweight and the ages of some of fighters he has chosen to fight. It would be interesting to know who Dundee ranks Haye over.
In an interview at BBC, Dundee poured it on thick about Haye, saying “David Haye will go down in history, he’s excellent, I’m very impressed…The kid but to me he should beat Klitschko. You’ve got to go one fight at a time and take them as they come. David Haye, after he knocks out Klitschko, will be with the top 15. He’s for real, he can fight and he knows what he’s doing.”
Gosh, I don’t see Haye as a top 15 all time heavyweight, and I don’t see how you can with his only wins at heavyweight coming against 39-year-Audley Harrison, 38-year-old John Ruiz, 38-year-old Monte Barrett and 36-year-old Niklolay Valuev. Haye barely beat Valuev. I may be wrong but aren’t top 15 heavyweights of all time supposed to easily beat fighters like Valuev? And aren’t they supposed to face better opposition than Valuev, Barrett, Ruiz and Harrison? If Haye is a top 15 all time heavyweight, who are the heavyweights that he’s ranked above?
I think Dundee will be proven wrong about Haye. I see Haye getting knocked out by Wladimir and then knocked out by Vitali. He will then either retire at that point like he promised or take on someone like Tomasz Adamek.