David Haye Vs Audley Harrison

David Haye's
Stats
 
Audley Harrison's
Stats
D.O.B
13/10/1980
 
D.O.B
26/10/71
Boxing Name
The Hayemaker
 
Boxing Name
A-Force
Rank
Heavyweight
 
Rank
Heavyweight
Height
6ft 3in
 
Height
6ft 5 1/2 in
Nationality
British
 
Nationality
British
Stance
Orthodox
 
Stance
Southpaw
 
 
 
 
 
Fights
28
 
Fights
38
Wins
26
 
Wins
31
Wins by KO
24
 
Wins by KO
23
Losses
2
 
Losses
7

Haye proves himself a Knock Out

David Haye provided another entertaining, albeit short performance on Saturday night against Audley Harrison.

The match started off slow with few punches landed in the first two rounds, even the Referee had to tell them to get stuck into each other. Both fighters appeared wary of each other, and both had very good reason to be.

Haye had to provide a convincing and almost flawless win over Harrison, to remain a top contender for the other world titles, held by the Klitschco brothers.

For Harrison on the other hand, his whole boxing career was in the balance, and now looks to be over.

It has been ten years since he won gold at the Olympics. Harrison made it to the top as an amateur, and since then has had his heart set on doing the same in the pro ranks.

He initially had a five year plan to achieve this, and now age 39, he's suffered a massive fall. Harrison of course wanted to win on Saturday, and was in good shape, but Hayes power and speed were always to much for him.

Maybe he thought he had a psychological advantage, as when Haye was much younger he looked up to Harrison.

There were also rumours that Haye told him to take a dive in the third round, when Haye was seen mouthing something to Harrison. This was only under suspicion though, due to Hayes prediction that he would knock Harrison out in the third round.

If it had been prearranged and Haye had told Harrison to go down, he would have done it when they were in a clinch, not four feet apart and with a big grin on his face for all the world to see.

Haye was taunting Harrison, because he knew he was going to end it, and he also knew he had full control of the fight. The final moment had come and he just wanted to be that little bit cocky.

When all is said and done Harrison's had ten years chasing his goal, with the best possible start and as hard as it may be he needs to let go of the dream. In his boxing career he has won a gold medal at the Olympics and has reached the top of the domestic pro ranks.

That is still a hell of an achievement, and Harrison needs to remember that rather than getting hung up on what he didn't manage to do. Plus he is still at full health and has a fair bit of money in his pocket, that alone is more than most boxers finish with.

Many fans were left annoyed having paid out £14.95 on pay per view for what was effectively not even one round of boxing but honestly what did they expect. It was a heavily publicised event with a lot of hype and many bad words said between the two boxers. But no matter what was advertised it didn't change Harrison's slim chances of winning.

Now we're all waiting for a date on Haye Vs Klitschko and Vitali has stepped up saying he wants Haye first, and he has agreed a 50/50 split on the purse so at least that's the main obstacle out the way. The next twelve months is the most important in Hayes career as he has the chance to unify the titles and become the undisputed world heavyweight champion. Come on Haye, Bring it all home.

Update

David Haye insists a fight against either Wladimir or Vitali Klitschko will be next year in London. Wbc title holder Vitali Klitschko says he is prepared to fight Haye in America, Germany or England. But Haye said,

"I went to Germany to win my title and i want my defining fight to be on British soil now."

Haye is said to want any Klitschko fight to be held at the O2 Arena or Wembley Stadium.


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