David Haye Plans The Italian Job

15.11.06 - In the same way that Julius Caesar came and conquered from the Mediterranean centuries ago, this week sees an Italian invasion taking place in London. Giacobbe Fragomeni and his Italian mob come to England with victory in mind, intending to put an end to the world title dreams of British boxing’s glamour boy David Haye at the York Hall, this Friday, November 17..

Fragomeni has now finished his training and is looking forward to repeating a 1999 win over Haye, which prevented David from going to the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

In Fragomeni’s party, he brings two coaches as well as his manager and promoter. One of these coaches plotting Haye’s downfall is former IBF Light Welterweight and European Welter Champion, Patrizio Oliva.

"Having Patrizio in my corner is a huge benefit to me, I feel like I can take on anyone and working with Patrizio has helped me build up my 21 fight unbeaten record," said Fragomeni. "I know after the first four or five rounds, Haye will find the going tough, but my conditioning is good and my chin rock solid. Haye can't beat me."

Upon learning of Oliva being in his old amateur nemesis' corner, Haye was decidedly unimpressed. "I don't give a damn who's in his corner; I'm going to knock Fragomeni out," fumed the Londoner. "I beat him in the Olympic trials but was ripped off by the judges and I will make him pay this Friday; end of story."

Maloney Promotions presents the WBC Final Eliminator between David Haye and Giacobbe Fragomeni for the European Cruiserweight Championship on November 17, 2006, at York Hall in London, England. Tickets are available by logging onto or by calling the Maloney Promotions box office at 0871 226 1508. Sky Sports televises live on SS1 starting at 22:00.

Article posted on 15.11.2006

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