Haye Predicts Knockout Over Maccarinelli

In today’s boxing news around the horn, WBC/WBA cruiserweight champ David Haye (20-1, 19KOs) hopes to be able to repeat former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis’ knockout performance against over-matched Michael Grant in 2000, in which Lewis scored a sweet 2nd round KO. Haye, 27, hopes that he can stop Maccarinelli in similar fashion, quickly taking him out with big right hands. Apparently, Haye feels that Maccarinelli isn’t a legitimate fighter, but rather one that has been out together by his promoter.

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Haye: “I can’t see it going past four or five rounds”

haye533354.jpgIn the latest boxing news, World Boxing Association/World Boxing Council cruiserweight champion David Haye (20-1, 19 KOs) came out firing again in an interview with South London Press, saying about World Boxing Organization cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli (28-1, 21 KOs) “I can’t see it going past four or five rounds. The only way it will is if he gets a chin transplant from Marvin Hagler – and I don’t think he’s got time to do that in the next couple of months. There’s no way I can see him getting past the early rounds.”

Haye, 27, who won the WBA & WBC cruiserweight titles in an impressive 7th round TKO of champion Jean-Marc Mormeck on November 2007, is making no secret that he plans on going right at Maccarinelli in the opening rounds to try and immediately take him out. Haye’s strategy comes to no surprise to anyone, since Haye fights that way every time, putting everything he’s got into a quick knockout within the first couple of rounds. It’s been an effective style so far in Haye’s career, but it doesn’t always work, like in his fight with former British great Carl Thompson, who calmly took every thing that Haye could dish out in the first four rounds, and then stopped him in the fifth round when he had exhausted himself from having expended too much energy.

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Maccarinelli vs. Haye On March 8th

haye464345565.jpgWorld Boxing Association/World Boxing Council cruiserweight champion David Haye (20-1, 19 KOs) has had a change of mind, today announcing that he will indeed decide to take on World Boxing Organization cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli (28-1, 21 KOs) for a unification bout on March 8th in the UK. Both Haye and Maccarinelli are knockout punchers, the type that often end their bouts in the first several rounds. Of the two, Maccarinelli has the better overall boxing skills, with the ability to box or punch depending on the circumstances in the bout. Whereas with Haye, he exclusively goes for quick knockouts every time out, ignoring important things like pacing himself and concentrating on defense.

He paid for his lack of defense and pacing in his bout with 40 year-old ex-cruiserweight champion Carl Thompson, who rallied to defeat Haye by 5th round TKO in September 2004. In that fight, Haye had pretty much had his way with Thompson, battering viciously around the ring for the first four rounds of the fight. However, when the 5th round came around, Thompson unloaded with a handful of punches to stop the physically exhausted Haye, who by that time could barely stand up. Not much has changed since then, as Haye continues to pour it on against all of his opponents, but lucky for him, the vast majority of them have been sub par fighters.

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Haye: “I want Wladimir Klitschko”

According to the latest boxing news, newly crowed WBC/WBA cruiserweight champion David Haye (20-1, 19 KOs) not only plans on moving up to the heavyweight division, effective immediately, but he also wants to fight IBF heavyweight champion as soon as possible, thus avoiding the need to work his way to the top like most heavyweight challengers. Certainly, Haye would appear to have the knockout power to stop Wladimir, given the Ukrainian’s weak chin, but for all that, Haye doesn’t have the size or the speed to match-up with Wladimir at this point.

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David Haye: Can He Win a Championship In The Heavyweight Division?

haye33336.jpgShortly after defeating World Boxing Association/World Boxing Council champion Jean-Marc Mormeck (33-4, 22 KOs) on Saturday night at the Palais des Sport Marcel Cerdan, in Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France, British cruiserweight David Haye (20-1, 19 KOs) announced that he wouldn’t be defending the newly won titles, that he’d instead be moving up to the heavyweight division where he hoped to win a title in the near future. Given the 27 year-old Haye’s considerable power, it would seem that he would have an excellent chance at succeeding at his goal.

At 6’3″ 215 lbs, he certainly has the needed size to compete at a heavier weight, and he has stated that he will continue to add weight, enough possibly to come in at around 230+. From his standpoint, I suppose it’s a smart thing to do, as he’s clearly the best fighter in the cruiserweight division, although I’m sure World Boxing Organization cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli would have something to say about that. However, I’m not so certain that Haye will be even remotely successful at heavyweight. That’s not to say that he won’t have the power to compete, because I do feel that he has true heavyweight power.

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Haye Mormeck – Jean-Marc Defends WBC/WBA Cruiserweight Titles On Saturday

World Boxing Council/World Boxing Association cruiserweight champion Jean-Marc Mormeck (33-3, 22 KOs) will defend his titles against British challenger David “Hayemaker” Haye (19-1, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the Palais des Sports Marcel Cerdan, Levallois-Perret, near Paris, France. The fight matches up two knockout artists with massive power, both capable of knocking out opponents with a single shot. Mormeck, 35, is coming off a 12-round unanimous decision over O’Neil Bell in March 2007, a bout in which Mormeck won the WBC & WBA cruiserweight titles.

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