Haye looking to KO Charr on June 29th in Manchester
By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) is looking to score a knockout to get his wide-bodied opponent Manuel Charr (23-1, 13 KO’s) out of there as well as possible in their fight on June 29th in Manchester, UK.
Haye, 32, doesn’t to let Charr hang around and maybe get lucky and pull off a knockout of his own. As bad as Charr is as a fighter, he still could cause Haye problems if he lets him hang around for too long.
Haye said to the Dailymail.co.uk “I want to go out there and so what I do best and knock somebody [Charr] out. I am going to do whatever it takes to make that happen.”
Charr is kind of a crude fighter that just rushes his opponents and tries to blast them out with a flurry of shots. Haye doesn’t have the size to be standing in there with a 245 pound fighter like Charr for too long without getting worn down.
Last September, Charr looked awful in getting stopped in the 4th round against WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko. Charr thinks the fight shouldn’t have been halted due to his nasty cut, and he still feels he would have won had it gone on longer. I don’t agree. Vitali had already knocked Charr down in the 2nd round and it looked like Vitali was just getting warmed up. Charr wasn’t landing anything and just soaking up shots – big shots.
The fight was like watching a 1st tier fighter take on a 2nd tier guy that didn’t belong in the same ring with him. I know the World Boxing Council has Charr ranked #8 by their organization, but he looked like a fighter that didn’t belong in the top 15 or even the top 50.
Charr was just awful in every sense of the word, and that’s what makes it so interesting that Haye has selected him to fight. It kind of takes the appeal out of the fight after you watch how poor Charr looked against Vitali.
I mean, you certainly can’t get any true sense of Charr’s talent against the god awful opposition his German handlers have matched him up against in his 8-year pro career. Charr struggled against Zack Page, Danny Williams and Taras Bidenko. I had Charr losing to Bidenko and Page, and he was on the verge of losing to Danny Williams when he stopped him in the 8th.
I still can’t believe Charr was given decision wins over Bidenko and Page because I had him losing clear decisions in both of those fights. Charr’s problem is he’s so, so slow and hittable. He’s got some power but he fights like he’s got zero fast twitch fibers in his upper body and it’s like watching someone in slow motion when he fights. He doesn’t belong in the ring with David Haye, just as he didn’t belong in the ring with Vitali. But I’m sure Charr will keep getting chances after he gets knocked out by Haye.
Oh yeah, Haye will accomplish his goal and stop Charr on June 29th, but that won’t mean much because the guy doesn’t belong in the top 15 in my view. I hope the WBC gets their upside down ranking straightened out after this fight because they’ve got too many fluff fighters ranked in their top 15. One example of that is the WBC ranking Amir Khan at #2 at welterweight after Khan had lost two out of his last three fights. He’s now lost two out of his last four fights, but they had him ranked at #2 after his win over lightweight Carlos Molina.