Posted by lizvis on 2011-06-27 15:04:43
David Haye is a pole-smoker
Posted by morehouse on 2011-06-27 15:11:30
I bet he knocks Wlad out in 3.
Posted by pythrr on 2011-06-27 15:40:20
Posted by KingRoyale on 2011-06-27 15:52:54
lets see, i predict a point-decision for wlad
Posted by morehouse on 2011-06-27 15:58:53
With both guys' strengths being power, and both of their weaknesses being chin, I'll be surprised if it goes 12.
Posted by Calcium on 2011-06-27 16:02:50
Can't wait for this!!! Actually, Pigstar had better have this if I go to the BB event!
Posted by morehouse on 2011-06-27 16:04:41
Website that will show it if you are looking for a place to watch Calcium.
Posted by Chewie on 2011-06-27 19:09:17
Haye's the better fighter. Haye's gotten under Wlad's skin. It'll only end one way - Haye wins in the 7th.
Posted by Purplegoo on 2011-06-27 19:41:06
I hope Haye watched the Mackin fight at the weekend. If he did, he'll know he'll never get a decision in Germany playing the same game he won the title with against Valuev, even if he wins on many scorecards, he'll lose in the building. He has to go for it, and I think Klitchko is too canny to get done by a bull rush. Haye needs the one big shot smack on target, or I fear, it'll be a failure. I don't actually think it'll be a great fight (I see Haye being bloody minded and playing keep away anyway), and it's a sad state of affairs the heavyweight division finds itself in that this is the best on the table for either man. Haye is too small to be a genuine World Class Heavyweight in any other era, and we'll never know how good the Klitchkos could have been with more competition. I'd obviously love a Brit win, it's just long odds if you ask me.
Crunch is in the middle of nowhere Calcium, so seeing the fight will be next to impossible. Perhaps someone will bring a radio, 5L's boxing commentary is generally fine, Bunce is a legend. We can huddle around the wireless.
Posted by Calcium on 2011-06-27 19:50:35
Now watching the fight @ Piggy's crib!
Haye in 8 (had to be different to Chewie, although 7 is a good shout!)
Posted by Purplegoo on 2011-06-27 20:08:24
Good news. Watch out for the snake.
Posted by morehouse on 2011-06-27 20:23:00
Wow, cool to see so many people interested in this fight. I should let you guys know I'm writing about Boxing for Fox Sports here in the states now. I'll be doing a piece later in the week about the Haye's potential appeal to American fans (who have been jaded on the heavyweight division basically since Holyfield and Tyson were in their primes) should he beat Wlad. I'll post it when I finish.
Posted by Purplegoo on 2011-06-27 20:41:49
You don't believe he's retiring at 30, then? :)
I think the American public are right to be jaded with heavyweights. The strength in depth is no existent (only in the UK would the public have believed Harrision had any more than a puncher‘s chance in Haye‘s last outing, but the press was full of it being a real fight), the title is diluted by numerous belts, and the big two are hardly what you’d call personalities. You and I have chatted boxing a fair bit before; if only Froch got the same press this fight will get. ;)
Posted by Garion on 2011-06-27 20:43:56
I hate Haye, I hope he gets smashed to bits and I'm from the UK
Posted by morehouse on 2011-06-28 10:48:17
Froch has really shown his class in this tournament huh goo? I've been converted to a fan of his. I think he's in a bit of trouble against Andre Ward in the final though.
Posted by Calcium on 2011-06-28 13:42:07
My biggest problem with Froch is his lack of defense. Yes, his chin is made of pure granite, but Johnson caught him loads with the overhand right, and most if not all other fighters would have dropped. Froch himself admits it's his developed style now, and there's little that can be done about it. I think Ward might be a bit much for Froch, but I really hope I'm wrong!
as for Haye's behaviour leading up to the fight? Pure publicity I think! He's alone put loads of bums on seats so to speak. Everyone loves a bit of needle leading to a big fight!
Posted by Purplegoo on 2011-06-28 19:34:58
I too think Ward may well be an issue. But Froch has been criminally under appreciated thus far. He's a better fighter than Haye, anyway.
As with the below, someone has to sell heavyweight boxing. Haye isn't subtle, but if he can sell a Fraudly fight, he's clearly doing something right.
Posted by Wreckage on 2011-06-29 17:18:01