By Nick Chamberlain July 2nd, 2011 All Boxing Previews
It started back in 2008, David Haye, 25-1-0, 23 KO’s, had just defeated Enzo Maccarinelli at cruiserweight to unify the division. Haye announced he would be moving up to heavyweight, and that his goal would be the same as the only other cruiserweight to move up to that division, and succeed, Evander Holyfield.
This of course meant he would be looking to take out the current residing champions and holders of the belts, brothers Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko.
These two have dominated the heavyweight division for, well it seems like forever, but Vitali, who won the WBO belt in 1999, fought Lennox Lewis for the title back in 2003. Wladimir fought for his first world title in 2000.
The Haye vs. Klitschko fight has been on one minute, then off the next, then on with a different brother, then off again.
Haye has done his part to be fair, it really started with him cornering Wladimir at a charity event, and effectively calling him out to his face, and it did seem to put Wladimir on the back foot slightly.
Haye has followed that up by publicity stunts such a shooting a popular men’s magazine cover holding a likeness of Wladimir's decapitated head. In fact, Haye liked that so much he had a drawing commissioned of himself standing atop both brothers’ bodies, whilst holding their heads, and stuck it on a t-shirt. More...