The Wait is Over: Chisora – Haye Preview

14 07 2012

The time for talking is over.

Dereck Chisora against David Haye is finally here. 

Everyone knows how the fight has come about and everyone knows about the controversy with the BBBoC. That’s all out the way now.

The build up has gone smoothly. So has the weigh-in. (Maybe that fence can take some credit for that).

Now it’s time to fight, time to finish this rivalry for good.

And to be honest, I’m struggling to pick a winner right now.

Haye has won world titles, been in there with the better Klitschko, is faster and is definitely the better athlete.

Chisora is  has lost his last 3 but is more durable, has the better chin and is a natural heavyweight.

So how does this fight play out? The fact the fight is only scheduled for 10 rounds might have a huge impact.

Chisora is a slow starter and if Haye comes out the blocks quickly, he could catch Del-Boy and that would be all she wrote. Chisora does have a great chin but he hasn’t fought anyone who has that type of explosive power that Haye possess.

Alternatively, Haye could just use his reach and height advantage to box his way to an unanimous decision.

So I do think Haye has the better options going into this fight. I don’t think Chisora can out-box or blast him out of there.

For Chisora to really stand a chance, he has to be bang on from the jump.

He has to use his head movement as he walks Haye down and once he’s in range, jump on him and unload punches to the body, really pressure Haye. But he has to make sure he has good head movement because if he doesn’t, Haye will catch Chisora as he walks in.

If the fight was 12 rounds, I’d probably back Chisora on points because he gets stronger as a fight wears on but seeing as it’s only the 10 rounds, I think it plays into Haye’s hands.

At this point, I’ve change my mind about 100 times and I’ll probably change it 100 more before the first bell rings.

But I’ll stick my neck out here and go for a David Haye win, via points.

Be sure to check below to see all the build-up the fight:

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Fury challenges for WBO Intercontinental title

7 07 2012

Tyson Fury will look to take a step closer to a heavyweight title shot when he faces Vinny Maddalone tonight.

Fury, unbeaten in 18 pro bouts, hopes that winning the WBO Intercontinental title will lead to a future title shot against either Wladimir or Vitali Klitschko.

Maddalone has won 35 of his 43 fights and has fought the likes of Holyfield, Adamek and Jean Marc Mormeck.

I don’t expect Maddalone to present too much of a challenge to Fury, who looks in fantastic shape. I fully expect Fury to dominate and knock Maddalone out within 7 rounds.

After this fight don’t be surprised to see Fury go after WBA (Regular) Heavyweight Champ Alexander Povetkin. I think Fury would easily beat Povetkin too.

But if he was to go after one of the Klitschko’s, he would be better served going after Vitali. Vitali isn’t the freshest champion now and he’s already looking towards a career in politics and Fury would be a real test for Vitali.

I’m not sure he’s ready for Wlad just yet and maybe a couple of fights against the likes of Povetkin and Vitali would give him that experience.

But the fight we all would love to see, would be him face off against fellow Brit David Price. It has the potential to be a really exciting domestic clash.

So after Fury defeats Maddalone tonight, I hope he can set up a fight with either Price, Povetkin or Vitali. I think Wlad is just a step too far at the moment but he could be ready after a couple more fights.

Sweet Science Prediction: 

Fury KO inside 7 rounds. This fight shouldn’t make Fury stretch himself too much and should allow him to look good.





Easy work for Price

23 05 2012

Price Powers Past Sexton

David Price continued his impressive pro career with a sensational 4th round stoppage of Sam Sexton.

In truth, Price was never in trouble and dominated the shorter Sexton throughout the fight. Price controlled the range with his jab and Sexton could never get into range to do anything against the Liverpudlian.

Price dropped Sexton late in the 3rd, following a left hand and a right hook. Sexton beat the count and even applauded Price for the shot, which I found extremely odd.

Price, sensing that his man was there for the taking, stepped up the pace in the 4th; dropping Sexton twice to finish the fight.

Sexton was dropped first after a big right hand sent him back into the ropes before unleashing a beautifully placed uppercut to drop Sexton.

Price showed great patience as he picked his shots, causing Sexton to cover up as Price targeted the body before landing a short right to the head – which sent Sexton crashing to the canvas and forcing the referee to stop the fight.

In truth I expected nothing less from David Price but what was most impressive was how he controlled the range and used his height to his advantage (something the Klitschko brothers do very well) as well as his patience.

There’s no doubt Price has the build, the power and the temperament to go all the way.

Promoter Frank Maloney said they’re not going to chuck him in there with the Klitschko’s for the sake of getting a title fight and I have to agree with him. Price has cruised through the domestic scene and now needs to move onto the European scene before stepping up to the world stage.

The future is definitely bright for David Price.

How far do you think he’ll go?

Here’s the full fight below:





Chisora-Haye: Grudge match confirmed

8 05 2012

Chisora - Haye Press ConferenceBritish fight fans have finally got their wish. The grudge match between Derek Chisora and David Haye
has been confirmed for July 14 at Upton Park.

Haye and Chisora famously brawled at a press conference in Munich following Chisora’s points loss to Vitali Klitschko. That “memorable” video can be see below.


Following the press conference brawl, Chisora boxing license was revoked by the BBBoC while Haye hasn’t held a boxing license since retiring following his points decision loss to Wladimir Klitschko.

The fight has been sanctioned (I’m not quite sure how) by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation.

An all British clash, held in Britain sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation. I’m not quite sure how it works but I’m not complaining.

The build up is going to be electrifying and hopefully we’ll end up with a main event that is worth it and not the dud that was with Haye’s previous two fights (Wladimir and Fraudley Harrison).

There is clearly animosity between the pair, with the a steel fence having to be placed between them during the entire press conference and as they faced-off. (pictured below)

GRUDGE MATCH

Below is a video of the full press conference (courtesy of iFilmLondon) between Derek Chisora and David Haye.

I won’t be making a prediction just yet, I’ll wait until nearer the fight for that but this is a chance for you guys to say how you feel.

Who do you think will win? Who do you want to win? Do you agree that this fight should take place? And if you don’t think it should, please tell us why you think that.





Chisora predicts KO

12 01 2012

Derek Chisora is confident he’ll knockout Vitali Klitschko when the two meet on February 18 in Munich for the WBC heavyweight title.

Chisora predicts KO win

Chisora stated at the press conference that number eight is his lucky number and that “Vitali is going down in the eighth round”.

Chisora, who has lost two of his last three, was scheduled to fight younger brother Wladimir twice before but both fights were cancelled due to injuries suffered by Wladimir.

This is a massive chance for Chisora and he has to come into this fight in the best shape of his career if he is to pose any kind of threat to Vitali.

Despite Vitali’s age; he holds all the advantages going into this fight. He’ll effectively be fighting as the “home” fighter, he is the taller man, has the longer reach and has more experience and power.

If I’m honest I don’t give Chisora any sort of chance at all in this fight and he’ll do well to be competitive against Vitali.

Chisora is going to have to take chances to try and get to Vitali, similar to how he did against Robert Helenius, and hope for a lot of luck as well.

But I expect another victory for Vitali but with the kind of character Chisora is; it should be exciting to watch at least.

See the video below for the press conference (brought to you by iFilmLdnProductions):

 





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.





Vitali on standby

21 03 2011

Vitali could step in

The Klitschko brothers are at it again as Vitali Klitschko is on standby to take over from David Haye if younger brother Wladimir is ruled out.

The Klitschko brothers are known for being master match-makers and coming up with these unbelievable contracts where the ball is always in their court.

Now some of you might believe it is their choice and right as they are the champions but if Haye has to sign a contract with Wladimir that states if he is unable to make the fight and Vitali can step in, then the boxing world has really gone to cloud cuckoo land.

The contract that was drawn up for fellow Brit challenger Derek Chisora was laughable enough (if he beat Wladimir, he would have to fight Vitali in his second fight and give Wladimir a re-match) but this really would take the biscuit.

Personally I think that Haye should fight either one of them, his legacy wouldn’t be secure as a heavyweight without either fight. He would just be known as the man who beat up on Audley Harrison for a round.

I believe that if Haye signs a contract to fight Wladimir and then for some odd reason Wladimir cannot make the fight, then he should be stripped of his title. He pulled out of two proposed fights with Derek Chisora and hasn’t fought, let alone defended his title since he beat Samuel Peter back in September of last year (which again was a joke of a fight).

Then there should be a separate contract drawn up for Haye-Vitali. But we all know that Haye will have to sign the contract for Wladimir stating that Vitali can step in if he is injured because Haye needs this fight. Don’t get me wrong, the Klitschkos’ need it too but Haye more so.

He was the one that was supposed to light up the heavyweight division, bringing back the glamour. Heck, Golden Boy Promotions are even behind him. But the sad thing is, and something people seem to forget is, Haye says he’ll retire by his 31st birthday.

So even if he does unify the division, once Haye turns 31 the belts will go right back to the Klitschkos’ and the division will be back to normal.

The contracts have yet to be signed, with talks between managers Adam Booth and Bernd Boente, so there will be plenty of twists and turns left in this tale. That is one thing I’m certain of.

Keep checking back for the latest information regarding this heavyweight clash.

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