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Haye will be destructive again


Finally, we are in fight week for the Big Heavyweight clash at West Ham Football Ground this Saturday, 14th July. There has been a lot of build-up, speculation, rumour, controversy, protest and excitement about this all British clash – so it’s nice to finally be in fight week.

The fight is being overseen by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation, with the backing of World governing bodies, the WBA and WBO. Puerto Rican, Luis Pabon will be the referee in charge, of the action.

30,000 tickets have been sold so far and more likely to be sold by fight time. The contest will be live on Boxnation (in the UK), who have done an excellent job in the build-up to this fight.

The hype has built-up, since the press conference brawl in Munich, Germany, after Chisora’s defeat to Vitali Klitschko. The images of the clash were broadcast around the Globe and the fans interest is now, almost, at fever-pitch and come Saturday evening around 9.45PM start time, we shall see who wins this intriguing contest between David ‘Hayemaker’ Haye and ‘Del Boy’ Dereck Chisora.

Both men are coming off a loss to a Klitschko brother and both went the full 12-rounds in their World title fights. Chisora, has officially lost three, of his last four, fights (Fury, Helenius, Klitschko) but all went the full 12-rounds and I, like many others, had him victorious against unbeaten, Robert Helenius, in their fight in Helsinki, Finland.

David Haye, (25-2, 23 KOs) is a former two weight World Champion, having won belts at Cruiserweight and Heavyweight but lost his biggest, and last, fight via a comfortable points loss to Wladimir Klitschko. True, Haye entered the ring with an injured toe, which hampered his performance but he also admits that the best man won, on the night. In many fans eyes, he needs a strong performance this Saturday to redeem himself. It will be one year since that defeat though ring rust is unlikely to play any part in Hayes performance, as he has been used to large gaps between fights.

Dereck Chisora, (15-3, 9 KOs) will enter the ring as the heavier man, while there is little between them in terms of height. Speed, athleticism, power and overall skills favour the Bermondsey man, Haye while Chisora, of Finchley, brings tenacity, a solid chin, dogged determination and unpredictability to the ring and also underrated hand speed.

Haye weighed in at 210lbs while Chisora is 247lbs, both men look in fighting shape. Both have had quality sparring leading up to the fight and I believe they have prepared 100% for this fight; it’s a fight that neither man dares to lose, as it is more than just getting a win – it is a case of proving superiority, over their rival. Haye, has employed a careful strategy in some previous fights where it has been hit and not get hit, while throwing a low ratio of punches. I don’t think that will be possible in this fight as Chisora is going to keep coming forward, trying and succeeding to exert pressure. Hayes movement is excellent and it will serve him well, at points, but he is going to have to use his other major asset – Power, to fend off and establish control of ‘Del Boy’.

The fight is over ten rounds and I believe that will suit the contest in terms of excitement and action, as I am expecting a lot of heated exchanges and a faster pace. Chisora will be ‘bobbing and weaving’ to get inside – to let his flurries go but will be met by sharp, hard hitting shots as he tries to get in. I do believe that we will see the ‘Hayemakers’ landing in this fight and if Chisora is too reckless early on then he will suffer.

This contest is between two Heavyweights that have fought at all levels and the winner can expect to go onto another World title shot. I fully expect that man, to be David Haye. He has a point to prove and wants to win this destructively. I see him victorious around six to eight rounds, as he will find the target often and Chisora, while tough, will not be able to cope with the punishment that will be dished out.

The main winner will be the boxing fans as they are in for a night of drama and explosive, action packed Heavyweight boxing.

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