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Khan deserves the Mayweather fight, says Haye

David Haye feels that Amir Khan’s victories over Luis Collazo, Julio Diaz and Carlos Molina are the right stuff to get him a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in late 2014 or in 2015. Haye believes that the way that Khan beat those three fighters was more than enough to show that he deserves to be in the same ring with Mayweather. Haye also has Khan rated as the number 2 welterweight in the division behind only Mayweather, and he sees Khan as being capable of defeating Manny Pacquiao right now.

“I think Khan deserves a fight against Mayweather. Maidana gave Mayweather a hell of a fight,” Haye said. “Khan smashed him [Maidana] before, put him down and dominated him. If anybody can beat Mayweather, its Amir Khan…He put him [Collazo] down multiple times, and he dominated him. That was a performance for me to say he is the best fighter on the planet behind Mayweather.” Continue reading

Eastside Boxing – State of the game

wladimir343434 It is my provocative to produce a debate on the current status for each division within boxing. In some divisions it is quite clear who is number one but who takes the best punch and who gives it?

In some cases the best fight out there might not be because it produces clarity on a linear champion but rather be a barnstormer of a fight. Here is my take on the state of the game.

HEAVYWEIGHTS

Best Boxer – Wladmir Klitschko

Hasn’t taken a solid shot in 8 years!!!

Best puncher – David Haye Continue reading

The Heavyweights 2014 – long live the King

KlitschkoBanks001_PublicAddress If the road to the top in any sport is beset with challenges and hard physical graft, then boxing must rank amongst the toughest. But despite the obstacles to greatness, boxing continues to make people rich and famous, just as surely as it leaves most fighters with questionable futures. In general terms, boxing is the oldest and most maligned sport in the world today, but that doesn’t stop the support, and it certainly doesn’t stop the money. Most eyes used to be on the Heavyweights – the blue ribbon event – but a continued dominance since the Klitschko brothers gained the titles in…erm… 1694, has brought attention to the other weights, culminating in the Mayweather deal; which still beggars belief in most third world countries and gives promoters across the USA cold sweats on dark nights. Floyd is a boxing freak though, a supreme talent, and a fighter like him only comes along once every 25 years. We owe it to ourselves to make the best of the time he’s giving us in the ring. But, like the saying goes “Make hay while the sun shines” and that sun is dipping low on Floyd no matter how hard we want to tell ourselves it’s not true. Continue reading

Video: Peter Fury on Tyson Fury retirement, Haye, Wilder, More; Hughie Fury Interview

Video by britishboxers.co.uk – Peter Fury, the uncle and trainer of unbeaten heavyweight contender Tyson Fury, has has denied the boxer has retired from fighting and will be back in the ring, after having Christmas off in the light of his fight against David Haye being called off for a second time. Fury and Haye were set to go head to head on February 8, at the Manchester Arena after the original September fight was postponed after Haye suffered a cut eye in sparring.

The contracts were signed for early next year, but again, Haye was forced to pull out after having shoulder surgery, putting and end to Fury’s biggest fight and frustrating him to the point that he announced his early retirement after becoming despondent with boxing. Listen to Peter Fury and his views on team Haye after pulling out of the fight again, a potential fight for Tyson Fury against Deonaty Wilder, he slams Golden Boy promoter Richard Schaefer, tells us about his son Hughies progress, and speaks about his traveller fighting background. Continue reading

David Haye says he’s the second-greatest cruiserweight in the division’s history – do you agree?

Possibly retired former cruiserweight and former WBA heavyweight champ David Haye is working this weekend’s big Carl Froch-George Groves grudge-match for Sky Sports, and it was whilst talking with Sky that Haye, wearing a sling to support his damaged right shoulder, spoke about his career.

While Haye did not say that his career is definitely over, he did speak on how he hopes the fans would remember him if he has boxed his last. Haye stated that he hopes the fans remember him as “one of the best cruiserweights of all time – I think I’m second behind Evander Holyfield.”

You won’t find many fans disagreeing with the legendary Holyfield being placed at the top of the greatest ever cruiserweights list, but do you agree with Haye being placed at number-two? Continue reading

Fury Vs. Haye is off. Again! Haye has shoulder surgery, career may be over

haye7It looks like those fight fans who remained interested in seeing Tyson Fury get it on with David Haye will be disappointed on a permanent basis. The heavily hyped British heavyweight showdown, that was postponed from September due to a cut suffered by Haye in some late sparring, has been called off for a second time – this time due to shoulder surgery Haye underwent in Germany this past Thursday.

And now, with some experts telling Haye he must retire from the ring, Team-Fury are searching for a replacement foe for the February 8th date the Haye fight was rescheduled for at The Phones 4U Arena in Manchester (the fight set to go out live on Sky Box Office). Continue reading

Tyson Fury vs David Haye: February 8th is signed and sealed

fury5333Unbeaten heavyweight sensation and former British, Commonwealth and Irish heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has announced that his fight with former undisputed cruiserweight and former WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye is “signed and sealed” for February 8th.

“This is a message to all my fans and haters, for all those wanting to see me knock out David Haye on behalf of the nation and all those who want to see me put out of my misery,” Tyson said.

“The fight for February 8th is completely signed and sealed from both of us.

“I’m pleased that the fight is on again for February 8th – it’s going to be bigger this time, better, more people watching and I’m going to take pleasure in smashing his face in a bit more. Continue reading

Haye-Fury has new date of February 8th – but Team-Fury not convinced, say Haye might “cry off again”

fury54David Haye and Tyson Fury will now meet on February 8th of next year, various media reports have confirmed. The fight, postponed due to Haye suffering a cut eye in sparring, will still take place at The Phones 4U Arena in Manchester.

Haye is delighted with the news:

“I was absolutely devastated this weekend, and felt as though I’d let a lot of people down. But now, with this new date, I couldn’t be happier,” Haye said. “My fans will still get the chance to see what they all wanted to see this weekend – they’ll get to see Tyson Fury sparked out in spectacular fashion. Fury might start to get brave now that he’s received a stay of execution – and he might call me names and accuse me of ducking him – but that will all be short-lived, I can promise you. Continue reading