Wladimir to Haye: Your’re worried; you’re trying to pump yourself up
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko nailed WBA heavyweight champion David Haye to the tee with an excellent description of what Haye’s was doing with all of his blabbering during the HBO Face Off between Haye and Klitschko. Wladimir seemed to realize that Haye was talking not so much to Max Kellerman, the HBO host, or to Wladimir himself with his nonstop bragging about his skills and whatnot.
Haye seemed to be trying to convince himself that he’s better than Wladimir and that he belongs in the same ring with him. Wladimir cut Haye down to size by stopping him in his tracks with this comment during the short face to face meeting: “You’re worried; You’re trying to pump yourself up. In a way, it’s actually very funny. I’m the accidental champion. I have a simple style – jab, jab, grab, slow and I can’t punch. If I were you, I’d shut up.”
The way that Wladimir was talking reminded me a lot of the hitman character Anton Chigurh in the movie “No country for old men.” Chigurh was the equivalent of death. When he spoke to people, he would call them on things about their character. He had no tolerance for people who tried to deceive – whether themselves or others. Chigurh would then flip a coin to decide whether to do away with you. It looks like Wladimir has already mentally flipped a coin and has decided to finish Haye in the ring.
Haye has talked himself into a hole that he can never hope to dig himself out of. By talking constant trash the past two years and wearing his sick t-shirt depicting him holding aloft the severed heads of both Wladimir and his brother Vitali Klitschko, Haye is going to get a royal beating on July 2nd. You can see it in Wladimir’s eyes that he’s going to pound the living daylights out of Haye and take great pleasure in doing it. Haye is just a small heavyweight, one with power that is very overrated. He punches hard for about one round and then loses his power and runs around the ring. He’s wide open with his wild looping shots and is going to get blasted out with one of Wladimir’s left hooks thrown while he’s partially leaning back to avoid a wild right. Haye really needed to have spent the past three years facing good heavyweights instead of a bunch headed for the scrap heap. Maybe Haye would have learned something, enough maybe to not get destroyed so badly. But no, Haye has taken the easy road and not helped himself learn anything.