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David Haye to fight Monty Barret

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by Lawton (U10139417) 25 September 2008
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Whats this Monty Barret like, Is he going to be a threat to Haye? Havnt heard much about him although i have heard he is a big hitter but has lost a couple of big fights.
Are the big names going to start calling him out after this?...... I dont think so.

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posted Sep 26, 2008

Looking at another cruiserweight champion who moved up to heavyweight, how do you think Holyfield's first opponent, James 'Quick' Tillis compares?

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posted Sep 26, 2008

Great opponent first up. A name, fairly dangerous, but beatable. Fair play to Haye. Dave667 mentions about not being able to please everyone and this is of course correct, which opens up another debate regarding how good he may look (if he wins). If he blows this fella away in a 3 or 4 dominating and hurtful rounds, there is no HW contender that will want to fight him. Wjhy would they. He has no title and if they fought and Haye destroys them, it leaves them with another 2 year run up the ladder. The point is they have an awful lot to lose when they can probably look at 4 or 5 other fighters (title holders and upcoming challengers), who they will look at and think, if I bide my time I'll get a fight with these and they are more beatable than Haye. Unfortunately Boxing, particularly at HW, has fighters unwuilling to take risks.

Can't wait to see Haye at this heavier weight and I was pleased to read from someone on here who said they saw his 'open' session and he looked just over 16st. Perfect weight for him as I was worried he'd be concious of putting on too much weight. No need, look at Ali, Tyson, Holyfield, Frazier in their prime, marciano even. Should have better punch resistance at heavier weight also.

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posted Sep 26, 2008

Barret is a gatekeeper type fighter.
Pretty much the right fight he should be taking at his new weight.
He's learned from the Carl Thompson fight not to run before he can walk.
Let him take on a couple of these guys and then move it up.

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posted Sep 26, 2008

I think the heavyweight scene is different from other divisions in that everyone wants to see soemone light it up.
Fighters who hold titles won't be able to hold onto their belts if someone comes along and starts lighting the division up. The public, promoters, and boxing absolutely demands it.
The division has become unsellable

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posted Sep 26, 2008

My thoughts???......GET IT ON!!!!

Quit the talking, no matter what you think about Haye, he's the only person who seems to bring a bit of energy to the heavy weight championship!!!!!

This is the heavy weight division!!! Its boring, it needs a mix up, Is Haye going to rule all Ali style? Probably not but lets see some action dammit!!!!!!!!!!

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posted Sep 28, 2008

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Great opponent first up. A name, fairly dangerous, but beatable. Fair play to Haye. Dave667 mentions about not being able to please everyone and this is of course correct, which opens up another debate regarding how good he may look (if he wins). If he blows this fella away in a 3 or 4 dominating and hurtful rounds, there is no HW contender that will want to fight him. Wjhy would they
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posted Sep 29, 2008

I know Haye's fought at heavyweight once before, but from what I've heard from the pundits Barrett could be a potentially dangerous opponent.

After what happened to Khan the other week, I just wonder whether he may have been better off going for a domestic opponent for his first fight back at HW before taking on top 10-ranked fighters.

Good fight for the fans though....

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posted Sep 29, 2008

So far with Haye it has beem all talk and no action.

Lets get it on and make hay while the sun shines.

Speaking of sun, when it come to shining it has been growing slowly dimmer and dimmer for the U.K. boxers.

In the past year the following boxers ego's have taken a serious knock.

Hatton, Witter, Khan, Arthur, Lockett.Who is next?

Hayes?

Calzaghe?

I sincerely hope not. Let us hope that they break this losing trend.

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posted Sep 29, 2008

i think Haye may have the tools and punch power to do a number on various "Rated" heavyweights. How he will fare against the more seasoned (and larger) champions remains to bve seen. But the division does need "lighting up"; Haye to me seems more of a man to do it than the hard-hitting but rather ponderous (and blubbery in his last fight) Chris Arreloa.

However, in the HW division, one punch can end all...

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posted Nov 10, 2008

I think David Haye is one of the best Brithish boxers boxers we have had in the heavyweight devision since Lennox Lewis, and the fact that Klitchko has told him that he needs to prove himself is a joke. He has proved himself in every fight he has ever had. I also do belive that Haye is a natural heavyweight and that he will be more comfortable in this devision.

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