Tyson: David Haye will be heavyweight champion again

By Boxing News - 10/07/2012 - Comments

Image: Tyson: David Haye will be heavyweight champion againBy Scott Gilfoid: Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson believes that David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) can recapture one of the world heavyweight titles if he wants to. Tyson thinks the soon to be 32-year-old Haye still has it in him to recapture a belt after having been easily beaten last year by IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in an underwhelming performance by Haye.

Speaking with the Telegraph.co.uk, Tyson said “I think if he [Haye] keeps on fighting and gets more experience he’ll be a heavyweight champ again.”

I’m not sure if Tyson has noticed but Haye seems to be in the shutdown mode already with his career and appears only interested in a big money fight against WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko. First off, Haye isn’t going to get that fight. Vitali won’t bother fighting this guy because there’s no upside to beating a fighter that his brother Wladimir totally humiliated. Secondly, even if Haye did fight Vitali he’d only get trounced like he did against Wladimir. Vitali would make mincemeat of Haye and send him packing back to jolly old England.

There is a way that Haye could win a title if that was his main goal and he didn’t care about he won it against. If he was in hurry to capture a paper title, he could go after WBA World heavyweight champ Alexander Povetkin and probably beat this guy. I don’t know that anyone would care about him doing so, but then again few were impressed how Haye picked up the WBA title from then champion Nikolay Valuev in 2009.

So, if Haye is completely focused on winning a heavyweight strap there are ways of getting one in the near future. However, I don’t think Haye really cares about picking up a paper strap. He wants to get a big money fight and try to win it off of the slower and older Klitschko. Too bad it won’t happen.

Tyson should forget about Haye winning any title unless it’s a British or Commonwealth heavyweight strap. I don’t think Haye could even beat the EBU heavyweight champ Kubrat Pulev. I rate him as a much better heavyweight than Haye. If Tyson wants to see a real talent than he needs to focus on American Deontay Wilder. Now he’s someone that IS capable of winning a world title with his size, power, speed and athleticism. Wilder isn’t just looking for one fight against the Klitschko. He wants to win a world title and defend it against all comers.

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