Imtech Arena to host Haye-Klitschko

21 04 2011

Klitschko v Haye: Finally on

David Haye’s long awaited unification bout with Wladimir Klitschko will finally take place in Hamburg on July 2nd.

The fight will take place at the Imtech Arena, home to Hamburg FC, where Haye will take on the WBO and IBF champion almost two years after the fight was originally scheduled but cancelled due to Haye pulling out with a back injury.

Haye has been baiting the Klitschko brothers ever since stepping up to the heavyweight division and will now have his chance to prove to everyone that he is as good as he says he is. There is no doubt the Klitschko brothers have been angered by Haye’s continuous taunts and Wladimir will head into this fight more pumped up than ever.

This fight promises to be a fantastic clash and with Wladimir admitting that he wants’ to knock Haye out, we could well see a different approach from the usually conservative champion.

This is a massive chance for Wladimir to silence a lot of experts and fans who have been critical of his choice of opponents and style of fighting. We all know Wladimir has been down before so the question is; will he have enough to deal with Haye’s speed and power?

We all know what this fight means to David Haye. If he wins it goes someway to cementing his legacy in the sport, lose and he’ll probably be remembered for being a loud mouth who knocked out Audley Harrison. Will Haye have enough tactical nous and skill to penetrate the Wladimir jab?

One thing is for sure; the build up to fight promises to be explosive.

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Haye v Klitschko confirmed

7 03 2011

Klitschko v Haye: Finally on

After months of wrangling, the much-anticipated heavyweight clash between WBA heavyweight champion David Haye and IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko finally looks set to take place this summer.

Negotiations between the two parties have been on-going for months, collapsing on at least two occasions that the public are aware of, with both parties blaming each other for the collapse which has led to a lot of animosity between the two camps.

But both parties seem to have settled any disputes with the contracts and look set to meet either June 25 or July 2, with the bout likely to take place at one of three football stadiums in Germany – Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen or Kaiserlautern – after the Klitschko confirmed the UK has been ruled out.

The Klitschko management team has also confirmed the bout could take place somewhere across Europe.

Yet one key issue in regard to this fight is the contract that David Haye has signed.

If Wladimir cannot make the fight due to injury – he has pulled out of his last two fights against fellow Brit Derek Chisora – and so long as he pulls out three days before the fight, elder brother Vitali Klitschko, who holds the WBC heavyweight championship, could step in and fight Haye.

Watch the fan made video below to help build the excitement to this long awaited clash: