By Sean McDaniel: Heavyweight David Haye has made it known that he intends on trying to take out WBA heavyweight champion Nikolay Valuev this Saturday night in Germany. That sounds really good in terms of promoting the fight and getting boxing fans excited about wanting to tune in and watch it. However, I really hope for Haye’s sake that he doesn’t actually intend on trying to take Valuev out because I think Haye’s chin is too brittle to take a big shot from the huge 7-foot Russian.
By Jason Kim: For what it’s worth, World Boxing Council super middleweight champion Carl Froch is picking fellow Brit David Haye to beat WBA heavyweight champion Nikolay Valuev this Saturday in Nuremburg, Germany. Froch, 32, had this to say in an interview in the the Mirror – “He [Haye] is quick and nimble enough to keep out of his [Valuev] way, and then out-hit him.”
By Dave Lahr: Heavyweight David Haye (22-1, 21 KO’s) may just be whistling past the graveyard as he continues to brag and self promote about his abilities as he approaches this Saturday night’s fight against WBA heavyweight champion Nikolay Valuev (50-1, 34 KO’s). As confident as ever, Haye says “I’m as freakishly fast as Valuev is freakishly big.” Haye is fast, but he’s not nearly as fast as he was as a cruiserweight. Haye may not be aware of it, but he’s slowed down quite a bit in moving up to the heavyweight division and the more weight that he packs on the slower he’ll be.
By Chris Williams: David Haye is raring to go for his match this Saturday night against World Boxing Association heavyweight champion Nikolay Valuev. Haye believes that he’s going to handle Valuev without too many problems and knock him out in an impressive fashion to capture the seven foot Russian’s WBA title. “I’m ready to explode right now, but I can see why people think I will lose against the giant [Valuev],” Haye said in an article in the Mirror.
By Chris Williams: With all the taunting and trash talking that David Haye has made towards World Boxing Association heavyweight champion Nikolay Valuev in the lead up to their November 7th fight in Nuremburg, Germany, Haye is going to really have a lot of egg on his face should he lose to the 36-year-old Valuev. Haye might not know this or not, but his trash talking has put a lot of pressure on him to not only get the win but to do it in an impressive manner.
By Chris Williams: I really hate when fighters use an end route to get a heavyweight title shot. This is what I think David Haye has done by going after World Boxing Association heavyweight champion Nikolay Valuev to fight on November 7th rather than the arguably much tougher Klitschko brothers. Haye has said that he’s moved up from the cruiserweight division to clean up the heavyweight division and save the division from boring heavyweights like the Klitschko brothers.
(Picture: SE / Photo Wende) By Eric Thomas: Super Six tourney contestant Arthur Abraham believes that WBA heavyweight champion Nikolay Valuev will beat British challenger David Haye next month on November 7th in their title match in Nuremburg, Germany. Abraham, who recently stopped Jermain Taylor in the 12th round in his first bout in the Super Six tournament on October 17th, had this to say about the Haye vs. Valuev bout:
With Haye on his mission to clean up the Heavyweight division, his first port of call was the supposedly weaker Klitschko brother Wladimir.
By Eric Thomas: American boxing fans will get the pleasure of being able to watch the November 7th heavyweight title fight between World Boxing Association heavyweight champion Nikolay Valuev and British challenger David Haye on Pay-Per-View.
By Brinsley Bailey: In the past the Heavyweight division was considered by fans and critics alike to be the top draw in boxing. It sparkled with marvelous talent and its champions were real celebrities (recognizable to more than just your average boxing fan). However, over the last 15 years, this division has become a barren wasteland with a lack of credible contenders. Years ago the Heavyweight landscape was viewed as a lake, brimming with talent and potential, but now this lake has become a stagnant pool of inability and disappointment.