Steward: David Haye Will Be Wladimir's Signature Fight

By Chris LaBate

Trainer Emanuel Steward is predicting a signature performance by Wladimir Klitschko on July 2 in Hamburg, Germany. The IBO/WBO/IBF champ will face British rival David Haye, the WBA champion, in a highly anticipated unification bout. Steward, who views Haye as a very dangerous opponent, doesn't want Wladimir playing the role of a counter-puncher. He wants his boxer to put the pressure on Haye and to strike first off the jab.

"This is going to be Wladimir's signature fight, the one he will be remembered for. It is a fight he must win. Wladimir, like Lennox, loves chess, and like Lennox there are times when I am in the corner and I can see him treating a fight like a game of chess. They are men who can think too much. I definitely don't want Wladimir playing chess against Haye," Steward said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by -Kev- on 06-20-2011

[QUOTE=Freedom.;10718666]I agree. Haye is dangerous puncher, especially in the early rounds. Like Marco Huck, Haye knows how to put his full weight into his punches. But Haye is overrated by his fans - he really doesn't have elite boxing skills.…

Comment by jisi on 06-20-2011

Steward is right and Wlad will be aggressive in this fight. Wlad by KO round 5.

Comment by Mike Tyson77 on 06-20-2011


Comment by Jack Napier on 06-20-2011

in terms of hype, yes but Byrd is the best fighter Wlad has beat and probably will beat Haye overrated as hell

Comment by Feint on 06-20-2011

[QUOTE=Dave Rado;10718528]Both are right. Haye has done nothing at Heavyweight to justify the hype, but he's a genius at self-promotion, and has managed to convince a lot of people that he has a serious chance of winning. It's the first…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (26)
Top Headlines Jose Ramirez vs. Amir Imam: Stats & Stakes Prograis Leaning Toward Ramirez Over Imam in '50-50 Fight' Don King: Imam Will Knock Out Ramirez; Give Us Pacquiao Next Luis Ortiz Coach Talks Loss, Confident Wilder is KO'd in Rematch Daily Bread Mailbag: Canelo, Mikey Garcia, PEDs in Boxing, More Frank Warren Talks Sadam Ali vs. Liam Smith Showdown Kal Yafai Wants The Chocolatito Showodwn, Then Sor Rungvisai Linares: Lomachenko is Fast - But He Does Not Have My Punch! Jeff Horn Warns Crawford: I'll Expose That Lack of Toughness! Roberto Arriaza Crushes Sammy Valentin With Knockout in One Kemahl Russell Drills Michi Munoz in The Second Round The Real Reason Why Floyd Mayweather Is Training MMA Antonio Orozco Wins Return, Estrada and Durate Shine in LA Chavez Sr. Gives Canelo The Edge, Picks Him To Beat Golovkin Undefeated Prospect Gets 11 Years For Being Illegal Drugs Kingpin Miguel Berchelt vs. Miguel Roman May Head To a Purse Bid Top Contender is Accused of Hiring Hitman in Murder of Lawyer Photos: Michael Dutchover, Scott Alexander Ready For Bouts Isaac Chilemba Wins Decision Over Blake Caparello Bellew Frustrated, Explains His Beef With Canelo's Positive Tests Arum on 'Improved' Verdejo: I Have To See it With My Own Eyes Photos: Gvozdyk vs. Amar, Michael Conlan - Ready For Action Photos: Verdejo, Diaz, Pedraza - Puerto Rico Triple Weigh-In Photos: Jose Ramirez, Amir Imam - Ready For Battle in New York Jorgen Hansen Passes Away at 74 Years Old Imam-Ramirez ESPN Tripleheader Weights From MSG Theater Chisora: Little Trainer Won't Help, Bellew Will Knock Haye Out! Yamaguchi Falcao Aims To Impress Against Richard Gutierrez Jose Ramirez: Nothing Amir Imam Does Worries Me Too Much Joe Joyce vs. Donnie Palmer To Be Streamed Live By Ringstar BBBoC news: Andrew Selby must travel to France for Legrand Joshua Doesn't Want Wilder In Ring Post-Parker to Hype Fight News: Oliver Flodin, Stephon Young, Bare Fist Boxing Nietes: Sor Rungvisai, Estrada, Chocolatito - I Want Them Next! Gvozdyk Unsure WBC Will Make Stevenson-Jack Winner Face Him Crawford Erupts, Tells Jeff Horn: You Know I'm F***ing You Up! Parker Warns Joshua: I Look Forward To Handing Out a Whipping!'s Television Picks of The Week - March 16 Felix Valera, Popeye Lebron return to action in the DR on 3/17 Agit Kabayel vs. Miljan Rovcanin Set Down For May 21

Latest Active Forum Threads