Haye-Klitschko: This could be the end for Haye on Saturday night
By Scott Gilfoid: World Boxing Association (WBA) heavyweight champion David Haye (25-1, 23 KO’s) sure is going out with a loud bang, at in terms of how he’s doing a lot of game playing and trash talking in his final week before his fight on Saturday night against IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KO’s).
It’s too bad that Haye is going to be ending his career on a sad note. If he stuck around a little longer, Haye could probably finish his career with a win if he could select another one of the older heavyweights from the pack similar to the ones he’s been exclusively fighting since he moved up to the heavyweight division in 2008. There’s got to be another 38-year-old out there for Haye.
There has been so many mind games that Haye has been playing in the past two weeks that it’s hard to keep track of it all. However, this could be the last time that we see Haye in the ring because he plans on retiring in October of this year when he turns 31. Haye has already said that if he loses to Wladimir it will likely be his last fight, which is understandable because he won’t get huge money to fight anyone else if he gets knocked out by Wladimir.
Haye hopes to win so that he can try and lure WBC heavyweight champ Vitali Klitschko from dropping his September fight against Tomasz Adamek and fighting him instead before October. That’s not happening, Vitali is saying. As such, this looks to be the last time that Haye fights because he really doesn’t have a lot of options ahead of him, in particular if he loses to Wladimir. It’s going to be sad to see Haye bow out now just when he’s starting to build a worldwide fan base with boxing fans.