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Haye needs to dump Booth and get a new trainer

David HayeBy Sean McDaniel: One thing that was apparent in watching former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye flail away like a hopeless amateur against the highly skilled IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko last weekend is that Haye is badly in need of a new trainer. Haye didn’t have any real game other than his wild pot shot attack. He showed no ability to fight on the inside or throw combinations in this fight.

Haye has been fighting for a long time and should have learned all these things early on in his career from his current trainer Adam Booth. Since Booth is already talking about getting out of the sport and retiring, Haye needs to seriously consider dumping him and looking for well known trainer that can teach him some new things and expand on what he already has.

Haye has been winning his fights on speed alone up until now, getting away with poor technique because of his power and speed. However, he would be so much better if he knew how to throw combinations, fight on the inside and attack in the same way that Mike Tyson used to do when throwing fast combinations in close. Can you imagine how good Haye would be if he was able to open up with a flurry of power shots in close? Had he done that with Wladimir last Saturday night for 10 to 15 seconds, we might be giving Haye praise instead of criticism. But it starts with the trainer.

Haye’s pot shot style of fighting is so limited. I know another one of Booth’s fighters George Groves used the same style to beat James DeGale recently, but I don’t believe that style of fighting is effective for the long haul. You got to be able to fight and not just pot shots, hoping to nick rounds with a low work rate. I’m sorry but I think Haye needs to dump Booth and should have many, many years ago. I’d like to see Haye sign on with someone like Freddie Roach or Pernell Whitaker, someone that can teach him some professional skills that will help him.

I believe Haye has outgrown Booth. I see Booth as a good fighter to teach a few things like the hit and run attack, but you got to have much more than that at the world level. Haye would be awesome if he knew how to do other things instead of just pot-shotting fighters.

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