Steward: Haye to use hit and run tactics
By John F. McKenna (McJack): It was reported in the Agence France-Presse today that Vladimir Klitscko’s trainer Emanuel Steward believes that David Haye will use the same hit and run tactics he used to win the world title against Nikolai Valuev.
IBF, IBO, WBO and Ring Magazine Heavyweight Champion Vladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KO’s) will square off this Saturday night against WBA Heavyweight Champion David Haye (25-1, 23 KO’s) at the Imtech Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
David “Hayemaker” Haye has said that he has come up with a new strategy that he is convinced will enable him to defeat Vladimir “Dr. Steelhammer” Klitscko.
Steward is not buying the new strategy routine and thinks Haye will attempt to move in quickly to deliver his punches and then get clear of Klitscko before he can counter with his own shots.
“David, regardless of what he might say he is going to do, will come out and fight the way he did against Valuev and in all his other fights against big guys. We have seen all the tapes and we know about David Haye,” said the 66 year old Steward.
Steward went on to say “Haye brings to the ring, speed, power and the mindset of a winner. He is confident and that’s something Vladimir hasn’t experienced sine his first fight with Sam Peter.
“There is a whole new energy that Haye brings that Vladimir has not had to deal with since then.”
The brash Brit took things to a new low on Wednesday when he posted a link on his Twitter feed to a video of a clip from a film about Nazi leader Adolph Hitler’s final days in a Berlin bunker.
The film is in German, but the sub titles have been modified to make it appear as though Hitler is discussing Saturday nights fight and dismissing Klitschko’s chances.
The British Boxing Board of Control is investigating the matter and is warning Haye about his conduct. Vladimir Klitschko for his part says that he is bored by Haye’s constant provocation and the childishness of it. He appears to be unfazed by Haye’s antics.
Klitschko took a new lease on life when he took on Emanuel Stweard as his trainer several years ago. Since that time he has turned his career around and dominated the heavyweight division. Vladimir has won his last thirteen fights, ten of those by KO.