It's interesting to read the posts defending Haye. Just goes to show that NOTHING is unanimous in the world of boxing.
My own opinion is that Haye IS a fraud. He might be a good fighter at his proper weight (cruiserweight), but he's still a fraud. Why? Let's face it... every fighter talks trash and believes he can win. But Haye's 180-degree turn was almost comical. He probably broke a few world records on trash-talking.... and then proceeded to turn in a pathetic effort that was just embarassing to watch. THEN... to top it off, he blames a broken toe. He never intended to put up a good fight. He just wanted to build up the event.
No matter how you slice it, the guy's a fraud. Oh... and will he get people to watch his next fight? Hell yes! 90% will watch in the hopes he gets his brains beat in. The other 10% will blindly believe the hype once again, and watch in hopes that Haye beats Vitali.
"Win-win" for the fraud.