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Haye comes up big against Mormeck!!

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by Chapperz68 (U6109755) 10 November 2007
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After a close fought fight, David Haye uses his power to knock-out Jean-Marc Mormeck in the 7th round of the fight. I really think Haye has the attacking ability to breathe new life into the heavyweight division, with the added excitement that his defence and chin are questionable also. Haye has proved he isn't dodging any fights and must gain massive recognition and respect worldwide for such a victory. Although many questionsa have been answered, many new questions will have arison after this performance. Is a transition to heavy-weight the right step for Haye with big fights like Enzo and Bell at cruiser? Will the transition be problematic? And what schedule of opponents should he be looking at in order to become heavy-weight champion of the world a year or two down the line? Haye has answered his critics with a display of power and precision, watch this space!!

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comment by WalshK (U9618207)

posted Nov 11, 2007

Cracking result for Haye, and great news for British Boxing as a whole, prob the best year we've had for many a moon.

I agree with many ppl on here in regards to Haye's defence being "limited" to say the least! but I really believe he can make an impact in the Heavyweight division.

To be honest the fact that his defence isn't great and he likes getting stuck in makes him a much more entertaining fighter.

I'm hoping that he can do a "Tyson like" cleaning up of the Heavyweight scene and retire some of these poor excuses for fighters!!!

Nice One Haye!!!!

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comment by U6170180

posted Nov 11, 2007

Big Punch & Glass Jaw = exciting fighter.

I just don't see Haye being more than a very exciting fighter who on his night can beat good fighters. I know it is harsh, this is a harsh game, but getting knocked out by the then near Palooka Carl Thompson was not encouraging. Maybe physiology will change over time but getting knocked out at Cruiser for me makes me wonder if he can fight at heavy - people could say that Ali nearly lost to Cooper who was little bigger than a cruiser is at all.

Maybe he will be lighter and harder to hit against the behemoths now making heavyweight boxing as interesting as Golf on the radio.

We can certainly hope that he makes it as it will be far better than the dreck we current get.

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posted Nov 11, 2007

therewesaidit and others miss the essential point about Haye at Cruiser: he is actually less powerful and more susceptible to a punch at this weight than he will be at Heavy.
The guy has been boiling down for nearly two years and is SERIOUSLY weight-drained. He was honest and brave enough to admit that post-fight last night.
He will now move uop to Heavy and go to the States where he will start at quite a high level. He will not be knocking out clkub fighters. In terms of his transition ther is not a problem as he walks around as a Heavy. He will start around 16st without a problem.
The guy is going to be awesome; he is fast, powerful and skillful. Against bigger guys he will get hit less. He does need to keep his left up though!
As I have said on here several times, he will be a proper HW World Champ within three years.
(Did anybody notice how p*ssed off Enzo looked after the fight, and how churlish he was about Haye? It was hilarious; a paper champ with a record full of club fighters beaten in his own backyard trying to big himself up against a guy who had just won two genuine titles away from home, drained at the weight, after climbing off the floor).

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comment by Ray (U1655331)

posted Nov 11, 2007

Not sure the US fans will know much of Haye. The fight was delayed by 2 months so that it could be shown in the US, but no major broadcasters were interested so MSG (only available in NY) agreed to screen it. However in the end MSG didn't bother showing it.

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posted Nov 11, 2007

Hayes has proved his point as a cruiser weight now. I didn't see the fight. I hope they are going to show a replay some time on BBC.
I think he should move up to heavy weight now, clean up the mess we have locally, which he should do easily enough and then crack the world market in the States.
He'll be a world champ in a few years time, hopefully recognised universally.

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comment by Ray (U1655331)

posted Nov 11, 2007

I've got a feeling that the BBc will show a repeat next saturday. With their new found interest in Boxing and not forgetting that Haye fought his first 10 or so fights on the BeeB, I think it's a good bet they'll show it.

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comment by slyfas (U2693241)

posted Nov 12, 2007

Hello Folk,
I predicted here on Friday that that Haye will KO Mormeck in 6. But he did it in 7!

I also predicetd that Cotto will score a unanimous decision over Mosley. It came right through.

This leads me to chip in some comments about Hayes and the heavies. I share the synthesis of the analysis on this forum concerning the pros and cons of Hayes moving up.

I was one of those who had thought Hayes have no hope in the heavies but what I saw on saturday made me have a change of mind. There is no doubt that Hayes can stand his ground in this HW wilderness especially when the tide is ebbing on the good ones like Klitchko. All he needs to do is to go off-camera and prepare himself for a big launch into the heavyweight division. This he could do by moving, just like Lenox Lewis, to the United States and learn more tips and tricks of the noble art.

There are two paths open to Haye: One leading to oblivion and the other leading to stardom. Whichever way he finally decides to take lies entirely in his own hands. We can only wish him well.

In the meantime, I think, he should seriously consider and recite this caveat: "Haye beware of the media". Otherwise you would end up like Audley Harrison!

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posted Nov 12, 2007

Good win for Haye, agree with the comments about him wasting too much. Do you think he can carry enough weight to make it as a heavy?

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comment by JohnDoe (U5932709)

posted Nov 12, 2007

Well Holyfield started out as nothing but a pumped up cruiserweight and performed well in the HW division in his prime. Haye is a more natural heavyweight with more power, but nowhere near the defensive skills or punch resistance. I guess it's a case of wait and see. If Haye can string together a series of blazing performances and avoid getting decked early on, he'll have the world in the palm of his hand. However, if he lets the hype get to him, balloons due to the lack of the need to make a weight or gets his clock cleaned early on due to his shaky defense, then he'll be in trouble.

Time will tell.

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comment by jpjames (U6661240)

posted Nov 13, 2007

I think Haye will clean up the heavys

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