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Freddie Roach on Haye's Fight Strategy, Praises Wladimir

Top trainer Freddie Roach says if David Haye is "careful" he'll lose to Wladimir Klitschko in Hamburg on Saturday night.

Roach, who currently looks after Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan among others, has trained a host of top fighters down the years. And his glittering cv includes a spell in Wladimir's corner.

And while he does give underdog Haye a chance to upset Klitschko in their massive heavyweight title unification showdown, he says the Briton's gameplan will be absolutely key.

He told Boxing News: "I think David has to be aggressive. If he goes after him and uses his punching power he has a good shot at winning the fight and he will have the advantage."

Roach of course knows pretty much all there is to know about Wladimir, and describes the Ukrainian as "the best-conditioned heavyweight I've ever trained."

He doesn't see Klitschko's tendency to gradually box his opponents into submission and take them out late as a black mark, but says if Haye tries to employ a similar gameplan it will end in failure.

"I like David when he's explosive. His last couple of fights he hasn't been and if he's careful against Klitschko he will get beaten."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CiganoBoxer on 06-30-2011

[QUOTE=Sage84;10768641]Freddie is correct, yes. Haye wins by boom boom, Wlad wins by bore bore.[/QUOTE]:haha: ....

Comment by Leohappy on 06-30-2011

[QUOTE=rajul;10769988]attack wladmir get inside .. thats what they all tried to do - lol[/QUOTE] best weapon to fight a klit is to beat them at their own game. have a great/er chin and more power. wlad has never lost to…

Comment by BetterCallSaul on 06-30-2011

[QUOTE=hugh grant;10768622]Best conditioned? When Wlad has lost he has looked exhausted, and many say he lost because he run out of gas. SO today his conditioning maybe good, but im not so sure about before;[/QUOTE] When Klitschko is hurt his…

Comment by rajul on 06-30-2011

attack wladmir get inside .. thats what they all tried to do - lol

Comment by NeagzMcBoom on 06-30-2011

[QUOTE=Sage84;10769193]He did, he said P4P#2.[/QUOTE] I thought he meant Martinez.

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