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David Haye - A Look Back at 2010


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David Haye - A Look Back at 2010

 

David Haye entered 2010 having snatched the WBA Heavyweight title away from ‘Giant’ Champion Nikolai Valuev in Nurmburg, Germany on a close, deserved, 12 round decision at the end of 2009. As per usual not every fan was happy and I doubt they will be until ‘The Hayemaker’ finally steps through the ropes with the widely regarded ‘real’ Heavyweight Champions, the brothers from the Ukraine - Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko. 

 

So, did 2010 bring us the much anticipated clash?, Well disappointingly, no. Haye had the matter of a mandatory defence against veteran former Champion John Ruiz to overcome in April. The M.E.N in Manchester was the venue and now seems to be Haye’s favoured venue in the UK. A full house in Manchester got to see Ruiz down early in the 1st and again in the 5th and 6th with Ruiz finally stopped on his feet in the 9th. It was an entertaining fight that left the crowd and viewers happy, though not the fighter and his trainer Adam Booth - they won the fight but a cut in training, in the build up, had meant a lack of sparring, so Haye's reflexes were not as highly tuned as normal. Ruiz was a nice test at Heavyweight though should never have been No.1 contender and had been pretty inactive in recent years and was on the decline. Still, that was the WBA No.1 ‘out of the way’, Now time for the Klitschko’s. - Right?…..Wrong! 

 

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Nice read Rob!

 

I think Haye WILL finally face a Klitschko this year, but I think we'll probably get some drama before it does eventually get signed.

I would be a bit disappointed if the fight is in Vegas, given both guys are European, and they could sell out an arena in Germany or the UK 10 times over for this fight, and instead most people will probably have to catch it on TV at 4am...

Still, as long as the fight gets signed, that's the main thing, and I guess Vegas/the US is where the money is at.

Klitschko already managed to sell out Madison Square Garden for the mismatch vs Ibragimov, so I hope they find some happy medium and get a decent sized venue...

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