Booth: Haye wheezed his way through some recent sparring
By Scott Gilfoid: It looks like David Haye (25-1, 23 KO’s) has an upward climb ahead of him if he’s serious about wanting to take on the best heavyweight in the world in WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (43-2, 40 KO’s) in 2012. Adam Booth, the trainer/manager for Haye, spilled the beans about how Haye is out of condition after only four months of inactivity.
Booth told Sky Sports News “[Haye] wheezed his way through” a sparring session last week against British and Commonwealth super middleweight champion George Groves.
Oh this is bad. How in the world can Haye ever hope to fight Vitali if he’s winded in sparring sessions with an inexperienced domestic level super middleweight? It’s not a good sign. I knew this would be a problem for Haye. You see in order for him to have any chance against Vitali, he really has to be serious about this fight. He can’t be just doing it for the money, because he won’t train hard enough and will get embarrassed by the big Ukrainian. I wonder what Haye has been doing all these months since his one-sided loss to Wladimir. What the heck has Haye been doing – sitting on the couch stuffing his pie-hole instead of keeping in shape?
Haye is going to get humiliated anyway but it’ll be less embarrassing for him if he at least comes in shape for the fight. It’s going to look bad if Haye comes into the fight out of shape and ends up winded after only three rounds. It’ll be too easy for Vitali. Haye’s game is centered on his constant movement at the heavyweight level. Once you take away his Haye’s legs, he becomes just a weak-chinned cruiserweight masquerading as a heavyweight. He’s much too small to beat Vitali if he can’t move. I think Tomasz Adamek would beat Haye if he can’t move around the ring properly.
Booth also doesn’t seem all that interested in Haye making a comeback for some reason, saying “As far as I’m concerned at the moment the fight isn’t happening and David is retired. That’s all I can say. It’s not for me to say; it’s for David to say. It makes no difference to me.”
Does that sound like someone that wants to see Haye fight again? I get the feeling Booth doesn’t want to see Haye fight again and potentially blasted out.