Haye’s potential opponents for July 6th
By Scott Gilfoid: David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) has several fighters that he’s reportedly looking at facing when he fights on July 6th in the UK. Haye supposedly wants to fight his way to the title the old fashioned way by working his way into the mandatory spot so that he can get a guaranteed title shot.
Haye tried to talk his way into another title shot against the Klitschkos, but they’re having none of it and have ignored him. That’s understandable because the Klitschkos never had anything handed to them before they were world champions.
They worked their way to title shots. Rather than follow their lead by working his way to a title shot, Haye has been wasting time ever since he lost his WBA heavyweight title to Wladimir Klitschko two years.
The only thing that Haye has done since losing to Wladimir is face 2nd tier domestic level heavyweight Dereck Chisora, and beating him by a 5th round knockout last year in July.
The three fighters that have been mentioned as possible opponents for Haye on July 6th are Johnathon Banks, Alexander Povetkin and Robert Helenius. Right off the bat you can eliminate Helenius and Povetkin. Those guys won’t fight Haye, no way.
Those are guys that take safe fights, and I can’t see them taking any risks with their careers. You’ve seen the type of fighters that Povetkin has been facing since he picked up the WBA title 43-year-old Cedric Boswell, 40-year-old Hasim Rahman and cruiserweight Marco Huck. Povetkin is milking his title big time, and he’s not going to fight Haye.
Helenius won’t take that fight either. He’s fighting journeyman right now and playing it safe until he gets a title shot.
Banks is a possibility, but I wonder if Haye would actually want that fight because Banks can fight a little, and if he’s able to stick around for five or six rounds, we could see Haye getting knocked out.
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