Advertisement
Advertisement

Haye: I Want a Career Closer Statement With Wladimir

By Phil D. Jay

British boxing sensation David Haye is envisaging a life beyond boxing as he prepares for not only the defining fight in his boxing career, but the defining night of his entire life. The 30 year-old meets WBO and IBF champion Wladimir Klitschko on July 2nd at the Imtech Arena in Hamburg, Germany and plans to become the unified heavyweight champion before retiring from the sport.

The ‘Hayemaker’ announced his intention to retire from boxing before his 31st birthday along time ago and intends to see it through in October. Haye has been linked with a fight against Wladimir’s brother Vitali if he successfully negotiates his younger sibling, but with Vitali locked into a fight with Tomasz Adamek in September, Haye is contemplating the fact that his bout with ‘Dr. Steelhammer’ next month, could be his last.

“I’ve thought it all over, This date is set in stone. Vitali is fighting in September so he won’t be available before I retire,” Haye stated to The Daily Mail.

“This is my defining night, my legacy. One of my lives ends in Hamburg and a new David Haye life begins as I fly home with all the belts on July 3.

“They always say that you’re as good as your last fight and since this is my last fight I’d better be damned good because this is how I’m going to be remembered.”

The Londoner has had an extraordinary nine years as a professional boxer and has very rarely been in a dull fight. The one blemish on his record against Carl Thompson in 2004 came early in his career and he admits himself it has made him the fighter he is today.

With 23 knockout in 25 wins, David Haye has proved his capabilities at both cruiserweight and now heavyweight and a stunning victory over Wladimir Klitschko on July will put him right up there with the modern era’s greatest fighters.

I for one have enjoyed watching Haye’s speed, power and will to win and if this is the last time we are to witness him in a boxing ring, I am sure the brash Bermondsey fighter will go out in a blaze of glory, win or lose.

Phil D. Jay covers the boxing scene for worldboxingnews.net

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ChopperRead on 06-16-2011

In the very unlikely event that Haye beats Wlad, choosing not to fight Vitali would be madness on his part, both financially and reputation-wise, so I have to believe he's either (1) lying, which would be nothing new (he already…

Comment by Weltschmerz on 06-16-2011

Bloggers on this post make the most sense and credibility seen a long time in the Wlad vs Haye 'saga' .. People actually make sense instead of trolling an puking **** in a thread. This is a mega fight and…

Comment by the_kid_08 on 06-16-2011

If Haye does beat then retires he'll just be remembered as the guy who was too scared to defend his title and wont be remembered as a legend

Comment by robotone on 06-16-2011

And I want the diva to crawl back into his hole after Wlad hands his pathetic ass to him and I never want to hear about him again. His place among the gratest... are you insane? He had few lousy…

Comment by Uturn on 06-16-2011

[QUOTE=Sparked_1985;10701661]I dunno. Deep down, if Haye was KTFO would he really be that surprised? I doubt it.[/QUOTE] Haye is confident (a good thing) but I think he's over confident. Wladimir is a tough customer, Haye is underestimating his ability IMO.…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (22)
Top Headlines "Fighting Words" - The Revolving Door and Boxing's Changing Faces Mayweather Continues To Push a McGregor PPV With Poster Gervonta Davis is Set To Face Mario Rorozco on Barthelemy-Bey Photos: Orlando Salido Arrives in LA For Francisco Vargas War Mosley Tabs Porter Over Thurman: He Has Better Chin, Endurance Hearn: Badou Jack-Callum Smith is The Fight We're Pushing For Mares: Don't Rule Out Possibility of Cuellar Getting Knocked Out! Deontay Wilder's Handlers Reach Out To Alexander Ustinov Kosei Tanaka Stops Rene Patilano in Six Rounds in Nagoya, Japan Video: Shane Mosley Jr. Reflects on Win, The Future, More Tony Bellew: I'll Face That Bitch David Haye on That Joker Channel! Denis Shafikov, Joel Diaz Jr. To See Action on June 11 in El Monte Tony Bellew Gets Off The Deck, Brutal KO of Makabu For WBC Belt Video: David Avanesyan, Trainer Talk Win Over Shane Mosley Stephen Smith, Sean Dodd, Scott Fitzgerald All Victorious Video: Roberto Duran on Mosley Defeat To Avanesyan David Avanesyan Will Be Ringside To Scout Thurman vs. Porter Callum Smith Stays on Course For Title Shot, Get TKO in Six Ricky Burns Ready For Revenge on Crawford, Broner Showdown Video: Shane Mosley Talks About Loss To David Avanesyan David Price Returns in Style With Quick Knockout Victory Holyfield Believes Anthony Joshua Could Break Marciano's Record Bellew vs. Makabu LIVE Results From Goodison Park Frank Warren Questions Hearn's Position on Joshua vs. Haye James DeGale's Coach Confident: Badou Jack is Tailor-Made For Us Hearn: Eubank is Bigger UK Fight For Golovkin Than Saunders Golovkin's Coach: Only GGG Fight Brings Mayweather 100 Million! Bellew: I'll Fight That Bitch David Haye, He's Degrading Boxing! Photos: Ricky Burns Makes History, Blasts Di Rocco For WBA Belt Bellew vs. Makabu: Sean Dodd Looks To Enter The World Scene Viktor Postol Motivated By Underdog Role Against Crawford Arum: If Mayweather Wants Pacquiao, Let Him Come To Manila Haumono Saw Flaws, Believes He Will Chin Check Joseph Parker Glowacki Hopes To Get Usyk To Poland, Then Wants Lebedev Avanesyan Ends Shane Mosley, Secures Thurman-Porter Shot Vazquez Outpoints Bone, Eyes Future Clash With Adrien Broner Gabe Rosado Not Looking Past Gutierrez To Chavez Jr. Showdown Shane Mosley Jr. Edges Roberto Young With Majority Nod Bermane Stiverne Eager To Step in, Face Deontay Wilder Jonas Sultan Retains His RP Championship With KO in Five Rounds
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement