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Haye vs. Vitali! I donít think so!

Vitali KlitschkoBy Robert Brown: The heavyweight division is arguably the weakest the division has ever been in the divisionís entire history in terms of its current depth and quality.

Recently it has come to light that a fight between former WBA world champion David Haye and current WBC Heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, I understand there are plenty of fans that would love to see David Haye knocked out and I also understand there are plenty of other boxing fans that would love to see the beginning of the end of the Klitschko dominance in the Heavyweight division and as a result the disappointing anticlimactic performance given by David Haye against Wladimir Klitschko probably would not affect the pay per view sales a hell of a lot and probably makes good business sense but even though with the knowledge and the understanding of the world we currently live in sometimes what makes good business sense is not necessarily good for the health of the sport, in my opinion such a situation exists in this case with this particular fight and another circus act like the one that took place between Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye may do irreparable damage from which the Heavyweight division may not recover.

It is my personal belief that even though the contenders to the Klitschkoís crowns in isolation appear to be relatively weak, there are certainly some challenges that have shown themselves recently to be worthwhile contenders, and in my opinion would put up a much tougher fight than David Haye, for example youíve got the fellow Brit Derrick Chisora whoís last fight against Robert Helenius was an extremely respectable showing, and I myself thought Chisora won the fight in a close decision even though he lost.

After the European fight last weekend it was established that Robert Helenius and Dereck Chisora would defiantly be a much tougher fight than Haye because However out of those two Chisora probably deserves the fight more because he was set to fight Wladimir twice, Wladimir pulled out once because of an injury and second to fight Haye those are the reasons why Chisora is much more deserving of this fight than Haye or Helenius would be.

David Hayeís career is probably the most contrived in Heavyweight history, he beat Monte Barrett who was in his late 30ís and past his prime, he beat John Ruiz who was also late 30ís and well past his prime, and to win the WBA Title he beat Nikolai Valuev who most people had considered should have lost previously to an over the hill Evander Holyfield and many boxing insiders thought that the Valuev / Haye fight should have resulted in a draw.
One of Hayeís defenses against Audley Harrison was possibly one of the biggest jokes in Heavyweight history, the only reason Harrison got the fight was a lucky swinging for the fences left hand which knocks Sprott out in the 12th round in a fight which Harrison was losing widely on the cards, he goes into the fight against Haye barely throws one punch in the whole fight and gets knocked out in the 3rd round.

Off the back of this win the fight between Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye finally takes place, before the fight Haye said that he must take it upon himself to bring excitement back to the Heavyweight division and having seen the way Haye fought I would get more excitement watching my dog chase rabbits in the backyard, Haye did so much running you could be mistaken for thinking he was a divorced guy with children running away from an alimony check.

The bottom line is this, the Heavyweight division cannot afford another disastrous event and there are much more deserving fighters out there than David the height machine Haye.

Article posted on 08.12.2011



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