Haye will show Vitali how it’s done vs Chisora
By John F. McKenna (McJack): Former World Boxing Association (WBA) heavyweight champion David “Hayemaker” Haye (25-2, 23 KO’s) has something to prove when he takes on Derek “Del-Boy” Chisora (15-3, 9 KO’s) on July 14. Obviously he wants to defeat Chisora in a big way, but just as important to him is how he looks in the process.
Haye of course was involved in the infamous brawl at the post fight press conference for the fight between Chisora and WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (44-2, 40 KO’s). Vitali was the clear winner in that fight despite an injury to his left shoulder which made it near impossible for him to use his left hand.
It is the “Hayemaker’s” contention that he already defeated Chisora at the press conference when “Del-Boy” elected to follow him into the crowd followed by his entourage. Haye landed several well placed “Hayemaer’s” in the brawl and there is now bad blood between the Haye and Chisora camps.
Haye is hopeful that a spectacular showing against Chisora will put pressure on “Dr. Ironfist” to fight him before he retires. Klistchko is slated to take on little known Manuel Charr (21-0, 11 KO’s) in September, which could possibly be his last fight. Haye vows to show Vitali how it’s done by annihilating Chisora when they meet at Upton Park in July. Haye is only too well aware that a sloppy or sluggish performance against Chisora will not get him his hoped for match against Vitali.
Vitali has shown a great deal of interest in the past in fighting Haye before he retires but he and his manager Bernd Boente have grown weary of the endless games they claim Haye and his manager/trainer Adam Booth of playing. It has been reported on numerous boxing sites that Klitschko’s fight with Charr will be his last. The Haye camp insists however that it is the Klitschko camp holding up the works with regard to a Haye – Klitschko fight.
The reality is that there has been a great deal of posturing by both the Haye and Klitschko camps. Haye retired in October 2011 upon reaching his 31st birthday, but he left the door open to make a return to the ring if it was against one of the Klistchko’s. Wladimir dominated Haye last July and shows no inclination of giving him a return match.
The bargaining power appears to belong to Vitali. He is the only big money fight out there for Haye and that is only if he can be coaxed into fighting one more time after the Charr fight.
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