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Haye looks over-trained for Wladimir fight

By Jason Kim: In looking at the workout yesterday involving WBA heavyweight champion David Haye, if you want to call it a workout, Haye looked visibly thinner than he had in his last fight and has the appearance of someone that over-trained. This is bad news for Haye, because he’s facing a huge Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KO’s) on Saturday night, and Wladimir has trained no harder in this camp than he usually does.

Wladimir looks between 245 lbs and 247 lbs and is very calm. In contrast, Haye looked like he had lost some muscle along with fat during training camp. Haye might have over did it worrying about Wladimir and not wanting to look bad against the huge Ukrainian. This is the wrong fight for Haye to be coming in over-trained for, because he needs to be at least 220 lbs to have any real chance of winning the fight.

Even then, Haye is still a pumped up cruiserweight, someone that has to lift weights constantly in order to keep his weight up. He’s not someone with the natural heavyweight frame. When you pump up your physique to fight at a higher weight, like Haye has, you generally don’t have any more power than you did at the lower weight. The only thing that changes is that you’re carrying more weight. Punching power rarely changes for a fighter moving up in weight. Haye might not be any better off no matter what weight he comes in for the fight.

But looking at how thin he he, it’s a cause of concern. He’s too light and he’s going to get knocked around from the shots that Wladimir lands. We saw this with the equally small Eddie Chambers last year when he was often knocked off balance even when blocking shots from Wladimir. Chambers came into the fight weighing 209 pounds. Haye looks to be around that weight for Saturday’s fight with Wladimir. This may not go well for Haye. I have a bad feeling that he’s going to be too small to compete with Wladimir.

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