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Lennox Lewis Brushes Off The Toe, Critiques David Haye

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by FrankieBruno on 07-04-2011

[QUOTE=hugh grant;10790953]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…

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;10788249]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…

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.;10789505]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…

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