Unlike MMA, boxing is severely starved for big-match-ups. Understandably, there was a lot of hype that floundered amidst the build up to the David Haye/ Wladimir Klitschko bout. Haye spoke a lot of smack, taunted the Klitschko brothers and even wore a t-shirt that displayed severed heads of them.
The world anxiously waited for a significant heavyweight clash. It was no rumble in the jungle, but nevertheless still significant. Did the world receive the perpetuated nuke-em that Haye promised? To put it crudely – hell no!
Haye received a decisive whopping, but tentative engages deemed the match a yawn-fest. It was lack lustre to say the least. However it is clear that Klitschko is the better man… better man, better fighter, better everything. As of late, there has been mutterings of Haye requesting a rematch. To be frank, there are several reasons why the UK antagonist should not be allowed to commission his own death warrant. Firstly, Klitschko got the better of the exchanges in their encounter. There was a distinct difference in the level of skill between the two, Klitschko being the superior striker.
Haye has previously competed at cruiserweight and had a decent run in that division. He looked small in comparison to Wladimir. Physics tells us that force = mass x acceleration… Already things are not looking to good for Haye.
In sports like MMA and boxing, honour is a close relative. For Haye this is somewhat of an alien entity. He flopped to the mat on several occasions in an attempt to make the referee believe that he was intentionally being pushed by Klitschko (to get points deducted from his opponent). His flopping antics could have possibly saved him from being knocked out.
Haye shamefully attributed his loss to an injured toe. If by some cruel turn of events, a rematch happens, I’m sure Wladimir is going to be looking to blast Haye straight out of the water from the get-go, as he got a lot of flack for not pulling the trigger. I don’t think Haye will make it past the sixth or seventh round.
Rumours have even suggested a possible match-up between Haye and Vitali – the scarier Klitschko brother… call it murder. Spy movies have shown us that pissing off big intimidating Russians can often be hazardous to one’s health. Apparently Haye slept through the James Bond flick.