News: Haye ready for 'dangerous Barrett'; Fagan out to cause Khan upset

David Haye admits he needs to raise his game for his upcoming fight against Monte Barrett. The heavyweights go head to head at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday 15th November. Speaking to Steve Bunce on Setanta Sports News Haye said that he is 'fighting someone who’s very dangerous'..

“This guy has taken big shots from big fighters. I’ve got a few butterflies in my stomach. I have to bring my ‘A’ game or there’s no tomorrow.

“Before the Maccarinelli fight, although it was a big fight, I knew that it was just a matter of me clipping him on the chin and the fight was over. That was in the back of my mind because he wasn’t on my level.”

With the fight just over two weeks away Haye is all too aware of the threat posed by Barrett. He told the fans to expect ‘a toe-to-toe war from the start’.

“This guy is coming thick and fast. He’s had three spectacular knock out victories and he’s looking to upset everybody at the O2. I can’t let that happen.

“He’s been in the ring with Wladimir Klitschko and Nikolay Valuev. He’s been in there with the biggest guys in the world and he sees me just as a cruiserweight coming up. He’s not going to lose any sleep over me.”

Fagan out to cause Khan upset

Dublin born Lightweight boxer Oisin Fagan has been confirmed as Amir Khan’s next opponent. The bout will take place at the ExCel in London on Saturday 6th December and will be Khan’s first fight since he was knocked out by Breidis Prescott in September.

Speaking to Setanta Sports News Fagan believes that Khan has just one thing on his mind.

“If I’d just got knocked out in the fashion that Amir did, that would be all I could think about. He must have nightmares about that every second of the day.

“I’m thinking that anytime he gets a good dig on that chin he has to be thinking about that knock out.”

Looking ahead to the clash Fagan added that he can put Khan under pressure and go for the win.

“I’m not a power puncher but I give everybody a good go. I’ve fought world champions and I’ve been unlucky not to end up with a win.”

Article posted on 30.10.2008

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