Klitschko: I Still Plan To Punish Haye For Twelve Rounds

Wladimir Klitschko says there is no chance of him changing his 'boring' style when he takes on David Haye to unify the world heavyweight titles in July.

Haye has been critical of Klitschko's "jab, jab, grab" style, accusing him of killing boxing, but the Ukrainian says he will stick with his tried and trusted tactics and knock Haye out in the 12th round.

"It's going to be 12 rounds," Klitschko told Sky Sports News. "It's going to be long for David Haye and then in the 12th round I will knock David Haye out and he's going to be victim number 50 on my list.

"Boxing is not Russian Roulette; it's a game with a technique and strategy, like chess.

"Boxing is predictable, believe it or not. You have to make it check-mate when you want; I hope I can plan it for 12 rounds so I can enjoy it. And I hope this enjoyable lesson is going to be good for David Haye's life in the future.

"He's damn right - I can't really punch hard, I have no chin, no heart and I am boring. But you know what? I've been boring for the last 15 years of my professional career.

"Maybe I have experienced in the past something wrong or different, but first you have to respect your opponent and David Haye doesn't respect me whatsoever.

"He ignores me, he won't shake my hand, but that's OK. I am boring - but effective. He said the other 49 guys went to sleep because they got so bored by me; he said they got a big cheque, they got knocked out - and I will show David Haye is no different to them!"

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Money Shot on 05-12-2011

[QUOTE=Rick Grimes;10526409]Wlad is not hard to figure out he does the same thing in every fight, it's just that the fighters he's been fighting haven't had the speed and power to catch him.[/QUOTE] Or size. This man knows how to…

Comment by BronxBoxer1290 on 05-12-2011

[QUOTE=David Haye;10526088]well most of his best fights are at cruiser 1. Most fights that he is dominant in end early - maybe watch his unification fight v Macinerli to see how he deals with taller guys 2. Best fight -…

Comment by Rick Grimes on 05-12-2011

[QUOTE=Feint;10526280]Although I don’t give him much of a chance, I will say this for Haye: His self-promotion got him a title shot and a big payday. Good for him. I hope he invests well. This is a huge opportunity for…

Comment by UglyPug on 05-12-2011

[QUOTE=David Haye;10526088]well most of his best fights are at cruiser 1. Most fights that he is dominant in end early - maybe watch his unification fight v Macinerli to see how he deals with taller guys 2. Best fight -…

Comment by Uturn on 05-12-2011

Wladimir will not punish Haye for 12 rounds. Wladimir will knock Haye out inside 6 rounds, because he'll be forced to fight. A fighter like Haye will make Wladimir only more dangerous.

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