By Edward Chaykovsky
Emanuel Steward, trainer for WBO/IBO/IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, is not impressed with David Haye's pre-fight intimidation tactics. Over the last week, the war of words has reached a new critical level between Haye and Klitschko. Steward believes Haye is doing a lot of talking because the British fighter is actually very afraid. Klitschko and Haye will collide this coming Saturday in a stadium located in Hamburg, Germany.
“Wladimir looks into David’s eyes when he talks all that mess and just sees fear. It’s Haye who’s scared to death. When he (Haye) is standing in the ring come fight night, and he sees this huge man in a red robe coming out of the tunnel, surrounded by smoke, with big brother Vitali standing directly behind his (Wlad’s) shoulder wanting to get at him, all these emotions are going to spawn reality. And as I like to say, ‘Welcome to the lion’s den David,'" Steward told boxinginsider.com.