Haye: Wladimir has shown his mental weakness
By William Mackay: The way WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (25-1, 23 KO’s) figures it, IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KO’s) has shown that he is mentally weak by his need to have things his way by having their July 2nd fight take place in Wladimir’s adopted country of Germany and with Wladimir entering the ring second after Haye.
In an article at the Daily Express, Haye said “It’s like a safety blanket definitely. And that shows a sign of mental weakness, that he has to have things his way. He wants to walk to the ring second, as a champion does. These are the deal breakers for the guys if he doesn’t have that then the fight will not happen…He needs to feel comfortable and that mental weakness will come out during the fight and my mental toughness will also come out.”
This sounds like Haye is an amateur psychologist with his attempts at analyzing why Wladimir wants home field advantage. Instead of wasting precious energy spinning his mental wheels on why Wladimir wants to fight at home, Haye needs to be focusing on how to actually win this fight. If Wladimir showing mental weakness by wanting to fight at home in his past fight then certainly someone should have taken advantage of it by now. However, Wladimir hasn’t lost in seven years. Fighting at home isn’t a weakness. Haye is seeing things backwards. If he was in Wladimir’s position as a heavyweight champion for many years, Haye would surely be pulling the same move by wanting things his way against a younger upstart.