Haye wants to fight Vitali in the summer
By Scott Gilfoid: David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) wants to land a fight with WBC heavyweight Vitali Klitschko by the summer and he thinks he can become the first fighter that has ever beaten Vitali without an injury. Vitali did lose to Lennox Lewis and Chris Byrd on injury stoppage, but it wasn’t an actual knockout. Haye thinks he’s the guy that KO Vitali if given the chance.
It’s nice to wish I guess, but Haye needs to move on. He’s not getting a fight with Vitali in the summer, winter or fall. Haye needs to decide whether he wants to retire or fight someone else other than Vitali. There’s nothing wrong with Haye picking out a couple of Brits like David Price and Tyson Fury to fight. Those guys would likely fight him on Saturday if he asked them today, because they feel they can beat him, and obviously the big payday that they’d get for a Haye fight doesn’t hurt.
Haye said to dropoutuk.com “So never summer [we can fight]. I fight once a year anyway…He’s a guy that’s never been clearly beaten…I want to be the first one to beat him fair and square and knock him out…So it is the biggest fight in boxing me and Vitali Klitschko. I’d like Vitali to step up to the plate. “
Haye thinks that now that Manny Pacquiao has been knocked it has destroyed any chance of Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. getting it on in the ring. With that fight no longer a possibility, in Haye’s opinion, he sees a fight between him and Vitali as the biggest fight in boxing. I think Haye is dead wrong. A fight between him and Vitali would likely be only big in Germany and England, Ukraine and a tiny bit in Russia.
However, any of Haye’s fights are big in the UK. Look at his fight with Dereck Chisora last summer. It was a big fight despite Haye not having a big name to fight. Other than the UK and Germany, a fight between Haye and Vitali won’t attract much interest elsewhere.
Haye’s not going to knockout Vitali. We’ve already seen how Haye fights when he takes on a big heavyweight. He runs around the ring for 12 rounds, averaging incredibly low punch stats. If you want to see some awful fighting, then watch Haye’s fights with Nikolay Valuev and Wladimir Klitschko. We’re talking dreadful performances from Haye.
Haye’s performance against those two guys tells us all we need to know how Haye will react in the future if given the chance against Vitali. He talks a good game but then he doesn’t produce when facing big heavyweight that can fight. I don’t count Haye’s win over 6’6” Audley Harrison as him being with a big heavyweight that can fight, because Harrison threw next to nothing before getting knocked out.
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