David Haye screaming out for Wladimir Klitschko; Froch unfazed by jealous Calzaghe

David HayeBritish heavyweight boxer David Haye will be ringside “screaming some verbal” at Wladimir Klitschko when the hard hitting Ukrainian takes on Hasim Rahman in Mannheim in Germany this Saturday. Speaking during Steve Bunce’s Boxing Hour on Setanta Sports News Haye warned Klitschko that Rahman would be no push over.

“I know he’s [Klitschko] going to go out there and look spectacular. I want him to look spectacular because his last few fights haven’t been the most dynamic.

“But Rahman’s going to bring it. Rahman’s going to try and land that right hand, that big right hand that KO’d the great Lennox Lewis.”

After months of confusion over whether Haye would fight Wladimir or Vitali Klitschko, it now seems as though Wladimir will be the likely opposition.

“He doesn’t have to fight [Aleksandr] Povetkin until September. He’s got a good few months to slip in a voluntary fight with a top ranked heavyweight contender like myself.

“Wladimir’s schedule is a lot clearer than Vitali’s. Vitali’s got to fight Juan Carlos Gomez in March, so he wouldn’t be able to fight over the summer.”

Froch unfazed by jealous Calzaghe

Carl Froch believes his title winning performance against Jean Pascal last Saturday has got Joe Calzaghe running scared. Froch, who scored a points victory over Pascal to claim the vacant WBC super-middleweight title, also claims the Welshman is jealous of his new found success.

Speaking on Steve Bunce’s Boxing Hour on Setanta Sports News Froch said Calzaghe was “more worried now than when I called him out 18 months ago”. He said:

“Joe Calzaghe vacated the WBC title rather than fight me.

“He’s been offered good money; he’s been offered £5 million and the fight is genuine.

“For him to say he could stop me in three or four rounds is laughable. He doesn’t stop anybody. He fought Roy Jones Junior - that should have been a four round fight really.”

Froch added that the Welshman needed to fall in line behind the queue of boxers wanting a shot at the new champion. He said:

“My argument is not will Joe Calzaghe fight me because maybe I don't want to fight Joe Calzaghe. I might not give him the chance.

“Kelly Pavlik is a much bigger and more exciting fight than Calzaghe. I’d relish the opportunity.”

Article posted on 12.12.2008

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