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 Last update:  7/4/2011       Read more by Chris LaBate         
   
Lennox Lewis Brushes Off The Toe, Critiques David Haye
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By Chris LaBate

Former undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis was ringside in Hamburg, Germany on Saturday night, and watched Wladimir Klitschko win a lopsided twelve round unanimous decision over David Haye. Lewis, who gave a few pointers to Haye before the fight, felt his countryman executed the wrong game plan, didn't take enough chances and allowed Klitschko to control the distance.

"I think the game plan was really wrong. He need to throw more punches and get closer to Wladimir and by getting closer to Wladimir you have to take some risks, by letting him throw that right hand and actually being right there. Let him throw the right hand and counter punch. Roll with the punches and come back with your own combinations," Lewis said.

"He needed to be in the dangerzone, to roll with the punches and jab a little more. He needed to come in with the double-jab. I didn't really see him go to the stomach much."

After the fight, Haye disclosed that he entered the fight with a pre-existing toe injury that prevented him from throwing an accurate right hand. Lewis brushes off the toe injury and doesn't consider it a factor in the outcome.

"You definitely need all of your toes to react well. If you go into a fight with an injury, it's going to affect you. But in a big fight like that....a hurt toe, broken leg, arm....you forget all about that because there is too much adrenaline going and it's just forgotten about," Lewis said.

Tags: Wladimir Klitschko , David Haye , Klitschko-Haye , Klitschko vs Haye



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comment by FrankieBruno, on 07-04-2011
[QUOTE=hugh grant]wow, 134 punches landed and still no pizza face. Haye didnt seem like he took that many punches, and im sure Wlad never landed one body punch. Thats why haye had so much energy still.[/QUOTE] throwing a body punch would have meant leaving himself open for a counter, wlad wasnt ...

comment by hugh grant, on 07-04-2011
wow, 134 punches landed and still no pizza face. Haye didnt seem like he took that many punches, and im sure Wlad never landed one body punch. Thats why haye had so much energy still.

comment by QuebecSTAR2, on 07-04-2011
[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP]Former undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis was ringside in Hamburg, Germany on Saturday night, and watched Wladimir Klitschko win a lopsided twelve round unanimous decision over David Haye. Lewis, who gave a few pointers to Haye before the fight, felt his countryman e...

comment by TaurusJ27, on 07-04-2011
Haye did so much bobbing and weaving I thought he was trying to show off.

comment by Uturn, on 07-04-2011
[QUOTE=Freedom.]Dan Rafael: "Haye was a toothless tiger, who did nothing to remotely back up his talk. Klitschko, with three inches and 30 pounds on him -- not to mention being better than Haye in every aspect of boxing, with the exception perhaps being speed -- took him apart. He jabbed, thre...

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