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Haye Not To Be Heavyweight Champ - Nov 7th?

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I know that I will probably get a barracking for this article but something inside me feels that David Haye will NOT be World Champion after November 7th.

I really hope he does win against Valvev but I have a bad feeling that he won’t be able to last 12 rounds.

The main attribute that Haye possesses is speed which we all know.

But this speed has been proven at Cruiserweight, we have no idea if he can carry this to Heavyweight. Monte Barret aside, this has not been proven.

David Haye also hasn’t been in action for quite a while now.

The way I see this fight panning out is

1. Haye comes out, moving fast, goes to the body, some head shots for the first 4-5 rounds.
2. He will get caught a few times with Valvev’s jab and pushed back a bit during these rounds.
3. The head shots from Haye will eventually get lower due to Valvev’s jab and Haye will begin to tire between rounds 5-10.
4. I personally believe that the last 2 rounds will be the storytelling rounds. And I have to choose my head over my heart and say that Valvev’s heavyweight experience will shut this down with Haye either being stopped or not coming out from his corner due to Valvev’s pressure in the late rounds.

Can I also just point out that I believe the referee will jump in to stop this fight after the smallest bit of pressure from Valvev.

I really hope this dosen’t happen, as I want Haye to take on the K Bros and excite the division.

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posted Oct 29, 2009

I hope Haye wins so he can liven up the heavyweight division. Unfortunately, I can't see him putting Valuev down let alone knock him out. He'd probably have more chance against the Klitchko's.

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posted Oct 29, 2009

Whilst knocking down Valuev seems to be the only feasible way of a Haye victory, it might not be as impossible as it seems.
Personally I see no way Haye will win enough rounds to get a decision from the German judges, even if he does it will be split therefore lowering the profile of his victory.
Haye will want the KO, whilst Valuev is a beast, the bigger they are the harder they fall, if Valuev goes down, he is not getting back up. Thats a problem with being that big, one good punch knocking him down, he will never get back up.

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comment by bamber (U5146563)

posted Oct 29, 2009

comment by blueboyrob (U7029471)
posted 20 Minutes Ago

Haye will want the KO, whilst Valuev is a beast, the bigger they are the harder they fall, if Valuev goes down, he is not getting back up. Thats a problem with being that big, one good punch knocking him down, he will never get back up.


This has no basis in reality. Valuev is not literally some stone monster ! He can actually stand up from a lying position :)

And I think you'll find that the bigger they are the stronger they are.

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posted Oct 29, 2009

I hope, for HW boxings sake, that Haye takes this overgrown lump to pieces. I don't see how a Valuev win can possibly be good for HW boxing. Haye may have been a bit tactless in his build up to this fight but he is just trying to raise the profile and I think he has succeeded. Love him or hate him Haye has charisma and knows how to draw a crowd!

Should Haye win on the 7th he will call out the K's and I hope he gets a shot at Wlad first as he is tailormade for Haye. Then we will see a showdown with Vitali for who is the top dog!

This in mind, I am going for a Haye KO between rounds 9-12. Call it blind optimism if you want but the thought of anything other than a Haye win isn't worth contemplating!

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posted Oct 29, 2009

Can anyone tell me what time this fight is scheduled to start?

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comment by Neil (U4116316)

posted Oct 29, 2009

City_Strikes the fight should start at 9pm with coverage from 8pm on the 7th.

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posted Oct 30, 2009

Thanks :-)

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comment by ted (U6576923)

posted Nov 1, 2009

david haye isnt the answer to the puzzle of solveing the current heavyweight crisis.the fact is NO ONE GIVES A FLYING FICK ABOUT IT.

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posted Nov 2, 2009

I hope he goes for broke later in the rounds as doing it early is very dangerous as the giant is resiliant....Haye needs to hurt Valuev in the gut ...get out and then back in again ...when he has softenened him up then he go for that big head !! and felll the beast !!

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posted Nov 6, 2009

If Valuev wins by a clearly dubious decision, and Haye impresses enough in losing, how will that affect the potential fates of each fighter? Would there be a rematch outside Germany, I wonder?

Either way, I think Haye will win on points in the eyes of any sane observer, and we'll have to see if the judges are sane. Remember Valuev has lost on points in Germany before, albeit to a split decision.

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