Haye wary of Barrett threat

British heavyweight boxer David Haye admits that now is “the time for action” as he prepares to face Monte Barrett in his heavyweight debut, which takes place at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday 15 November. Describing the fight as “the one that will make the difference” Haye admitted during Steve Bunce’s Boxing Hour on Setanta Sports News that Barrett presented him with a tough test.

“I’ve been going on about heavyweights being big fat slobs and this guy isn’t. Monte is going to come after me. He’s fast, he’s coming off three spectacular knock out wins.

“If he hits me with the same shots he hit [Tye] Fields with, I’ll probably end up in the same position as he did [knocked out in the first round]. I can’t afford to get hit with those bombs.”

Meanwhile Monte ‘Two Gunz’ Barrett has revealed that he too wants a shot at World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko. Barrett was on the receiving end of beating from Klitschko back in 2000, a performance which he admits was not the best.

“That is the first time I really just got my ass beat. I got beat bad. It wasn’t a good showing of me.

“Haye’s talking about Klitschko. He’s ranked number three, I’m ranked number 16. Klitschko’s the champion. There’s only one place for either one of us to go and that’s up.”

Barrett warned Haye to expect the unexpected on fight night saying that “you never which Monte Barrett is going to show up.”

He added:

“You’ve got the good Barrett; you’ve got the bad Barrett. You’ve got the Two Gunz; you’ve got the Full Monte.”

Haye, Barrett on Steve Bunce’s Boxing Hour this week

Setanta Sports News, the rolling 24-hour sports news service, will broadcast a special heavyweight edition of Steve Bunce’s Boxing Hour at 2pm on Thursday 3 October. The straight talking pundit will be joined by David Haye and Monte Barrett, who are set for an explosive clash at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday 15 November, which is exclusively live on Setanta Sports.

British boxing sensation David Haye will finally make his heavyweight debut against Barrett in little under seven weeks time. It will be his first fight since defeating Enzo Maccarinelli back in March.

Monte ‘Two Gunz’ Barrett, who is ranked 15th in the world, will take part in his first UK television appearance since he was announced as Haye’s opponent on last week’s show. Barrett’s last victim was Tye Fields, who he knocked out in the first round.

Also on this week’s show is the premier of Setanta Sports’ eagerly awaited ‘Night at the Museum’ inspired, promo for the Joe Calzaghe vs. Roy Jones Junior fight, which takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday 8 November. Watch out for special cameo appearance from Buncey!

Steve Bunce’s Boxing Hour will be repeated on Thursday at 9pm on Setanta Sports 2 and again later that night on Setanta Sports 1 at 11pm.

Article posted on 02.10.2008

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