Charr looking past Vitali, wants Haye fight
By Allan Fox: Unbeaten heavyweight contender Manuel Charr (21-0, 11 KO’s) is like a big kid in the candy store right now with a title shot coming against WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (44-2, 40 KO’s) on September 8th at the Olimpiyskiy, in Moscow, Russia.
Instead of being content for what could be a once in a lifetime title shot, Charr is already looking past Vitali towards a hoped for a fight against former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye.
Charr recently crashed the Haye-Dereck Chisora post fight press conference in England to call out Haye, forgetting the fact that he still has to get past Vitali first. Charr dismissed Vitali, saying he’ll “Destroy” him and then fight Haye. Being a nice guy, Haye told Charr to contact his manager Adam Booth once Charr defeats Vitali. It seems kind of delusional on Charr’s part because the chances are incredibly small that he’ll get past Vitali.
Speaking with Sky Sports News, Charr said “David Haye came from a classic boxing background. He’s a fast boxer, but I know the way to play against him. There is a specific technique to be applied against him. He punches very hard but he makes many mistakes which can be used against him.”
Haye is flawed, but Charr isn’t the one to take advantage of those flaws. He barely beat journeyman Zack Page, and I had him losing that fight. If Charr can’t even beat a journeyman then how is he expected to defeat Haye.
Charr’s problem is that he’s incredibly slow with his punches. He talks a good game, but his ability doesn’t match his mouth. He’s slow, not much of a puncher and so easy to hit. Even if Vitali hurt his right hand, I see him beating Charr with no problem just by jabbing him and hitting him with left hooks. Charr is actually a step down from Chisora in my view. He doesn’t have Chisora’s power or defensive skills, and isn’t as fast him as well, not that Chisora is fast.
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