By Chris Williams: WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch is predicting a knockout victory for fellow Brit David Haye when he goes up against World Boxing Association heavyweight champion Nikolay Valuev on November 7th in Germany. However, this prediction is actually compared to that of the previous ones that Froch has made involving Haye in which Froch predicted that Haye would beat Wladimir Klitschko. “Valuev’s going to get knocked the spark out,’ Froch said in an interview in The Sun. “The ring might collapse when he falls over!”
By Chris Williams: David Haye (22-1, 21 KO’s) has got to be the most confident – read: cocky – fighter I’ve seen in the heavyweight division since Muhammed Ali fought. Haye is so confident that it borders on a fighter with delusions of grandeur. He really believes he’s the guy in the heavyweight division or at least he gives the impression that he is. My question is what does Haye do if things don’t turn out to be like he thinks they are and he ends up getting knocked out by the huge Russian giant? What does Haye do with his career? Getting beaten by Valuev would be almost certainly the end for Haye as a marketable heavyweight fighter.
By Stuart Gant: I am and have been for a long time a huge boxing fan, enjoying not only the big boxing matches but also the lower level bouts, however even I can’t avoid the issue of certain boxers getting title shots or big bouts when many would say they didn’t deserve it.
There are many examples of this but one I would definitely use would be the British newly crowned WBA light-welterweight champion, Amir Khan.
By Chris Williams: For what it’s worth, Bernard Hopkins is predicting that Manny Pacquiao will stop Miguel Cotto in their November 14th fight at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hopkins made this revelation last night on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. Hopkins sees the fight as being a turbulent one in the early rounds, but that Pacquiao’s ability will shine through in the 2nd half of the fight.
By William Mackay: David Haye isn’t worried about burning any bridges with the Klitschko brothers by him having bailed on a fight with World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko for a fight with WBA heavyweight champion Nikolay Valuev.
By Chris Williams: David Haye feels like he made the right decision by dropping out of negotiations with World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Vitali Klitscko the other day and opting for a fight against WBA heavyweight champion Nikolay Valuev on November 7th. It was a calculated move on Haye’s part to get the better deal with the least amount of risk. However, by pulling out of the fight with Vitali, Haye may have ruined his chances of ever fighting a Klitschko again.
By Sean McDaniel: Well, it’s looking more and more like the heavy-handed negotiating tactics by the Klitschko management are partly to blame for former cruiserweight champion David Haye pulling out of the September 12th fight with World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko.
By William Mackay: David Haye suddenly pulled out of his September 12th bout with World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko yesterday, and is now looking to fight WBA title holder Nikolay Valuev on November 7th instead. Haye, 28, wasn’t happy with the way that he was treated during the negotiations with Klitschko nor with the final deal that was offered to him.
By Matt Stein: Former cruiserweight champion David Haye continued with his unpredictable actions by suddenly bailing on his fight with WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, whom he had a verbal agreement to fight on September 12th, to turn around and sign for a fight with World Boxing Association heavyweight champion Nikolai Valuev instead. The bout, if Haye makes it to the starting gate without pulling up lame or running off, will be taking place on November 7th.