Groves says Haye is looking spectacular in sparring
By Scott Gilfoid: British/Commonwealth super middleweight champion George Groves thinks fellow Hayemaker Promotions stablemate WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (25-1, 23 KO’s) has been looking spectacular in his sparring sessions to get ready for his July 2nd bout against IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KO’s).
Groves says that Haye has even hurt some of the guys that he’s been sparring with. However, Groves doesn’t say who these sparring partners are and doesn’t mention what they did against Haye or if they were taking it easy on Haye in order to play the part of the sparring partner. As boxing fans know, sparring partners aren’t supposed to go off on the fighters that they’re hired to spar with. It’s kind of like a big taboo to try and KO your employer, know what I mean? When sparring partners do try and knockout the guys they’ve been hired to spar with, they’re often kicked out of camp. Haye has been said to be sparring with the talented Deontay Wilder and David Price.
Now I can see Haye hurting Price, because he’s got a shaky chin, but not Wilder. I think it would be a reverse roll if the 6’7″ Wilder started letting loose with his right hand artillery on Haye, because he’s got better right hand power and is much taller than the 6’2″ Haye.
Speaking with Sky Sports News, Groves said “He’s [Haye] been spectacular. I think his sparring partners have been struggling. David’s buzzed a few, and a couple of others have hit the deck but none of that counts for anything when you get in the ring.”
It sounds like Groves isn’t quite sure about Haye and his sparring partner success. I wonder if Haye is the one telling Groves about his success with his sparing partners. Somehow I can see a scenario like that. Groves getting his info straight form the horses mouth but through a giant distorted filter of what actually did happen in the sparring sessions.