If anyone can get details about tickets/accommodation and flights from the UK PLEASE send me a message - I'm going to this one
'To speak with his equal and irish man is forced to talk with God...'
Sounds like a good place for a slaughter,
Haye has close to 2 1/2 months to back out, like he already has twice before. I won't believe this fight is actually going to happen, until I see Haye getting into the ring July 2nd.
And we're off:
#Wladimir Klitschko will be dreaming he's sleeping on an iceberg after i've knocked him out cold in Hamburg on 2 Jul ...zzzzWorld heavyweight champions David 'The Hayemaker' Haye and Wladimir Klitschko will officially collide and attempt to unify WBA/IBF/WBO and IBO championships on Saturday, July 2nd at the 57,000-capacity Imtech Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
The hard-hitting heavyweights have eyed up one another for the best part of three years now, and today's confirmation finally pairs them together in the hope of bringing clarity to boxing's marquee division.
“It's great to finally find out the date and venue,” said WBA titleholder Haye, 25-1 (23 KO) in his professional career. “I've been training for this fight since the end of 2010 and it's nice to now have a concrete date to work towards.
“Hamburg is an accessible city for a lot of British fans, so I'm expecting a huge turnout for what is undoubtedly the biggest boxing event of the year. We're going to have an army of Brits invading Germany on July 2nd and I can't wait to sample the atmosphere.
“I think every city in mainland Europe and beyond wanted to stage this fight, and that shows just what an appealing event it is. Personally, I wasn't bothered where the fight ended up. I'd fight Wladimir anywhere, so long as the location comes with a ring and a referee that can count to ten. By the time I've finished with Wladimir, he won't know where he is anyway.”
The 30-year-old Haye secured his WBA belt in November 2009, when he trekked to Nuremberg, Germany to topple 7'2 Russian behemoth Nikolay Valuev. 'The Hayemaker' then successfully defended the crown twice in 2010, defeating both John Ruiz and Audley Harrison within the scheduled distance.
The 35-year-old Klitschko, meanwhile, first won the WBO version of the title in October 2000, and has enjoyed two stints as champion of that particular organisation. Nicknamed 'Dr. Steelhammer', Klitschko, 55-3 (49 KO), has also grabbed IBF and IBO belts along the way and most recently knocked out Samuel Peter to retain all three.
“I've said from day one that I am Wladimir's toughest opponent to date, and I stand by that,” said Haye. “Wladimir has a history of being knocked out by fast punchers, and I punch faster than every other heavyweight in the world. I'm also dedicated, disciplined and ambitious, unlike many of Klitschko's previous opponents.
“Corrie Sanders' mind was on the putting green, and he still managed to knock Wladimir out with a left hand. I've got no doubt Wladimir will freeze like an iceberg when I hit him on the chin in Hamburg. He won't know how to react, will panic, attempt to run for cover and then realise big brother Vitali is in the corner mopping up tears with a white towel.”
Last edited by boxingbantz; 04-20-2011 at 04:22 PM.
Don't bully fat kids - they've got enough on their plate
So the date is set, Wlad officially now has till July 2nd to enjoy his current status, come July 3rd he will be another ex-world champ nursing some nasty cuts and bruises
El Kabong has been viewing this thread for a while now and still no post.
I fear for his safety/sanity...
I hate Adam Booth. A smug, arrogant, patronizing c*nt. (not necessarily in this video by the way)
Wlad by ko in 7 or 8 if not earlier
keep your stubs and reciept. The chances of haye actually fighting are about as good as my chances of fighting wlad on that night.
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I'm fine...I was just checking to see what everyone was saying and it's the same old stuff. So the date and venue have been set, big deal...they could have the fight on the damn Moon for all I care only 1 guy will be champion no matter where or when this fight takes place and that's Wladimir.
If trash talk earned belts then a used car salesman would have been heavyweight champ a long time ago. The WBA title holder talks trash no matter what the circumstances...if it was raining outside he'd have something to say about it...oh there's a royal wedding coming up soon, I'm sure the WBA title holder has some words of wisdom he'd like to spout off about how great he is and how the Royals are backing him for the fight and blah blah blah...the guy talks too damn much it's like he's trying to convince himself he's good enough to get this chance.
Imtech Arena in Hamburg....it's good to know, that'll be the answer they tell the then FORMER WBA title holder when he asks "Where am I?" after he wakes up
"Drown in a vat of whiskey.....death where is thy sting?" - W.C. Fields.
We oughtta start a pool. Haye's reason for not fighting July 2.
-Strained vocal cords
-Uncertainty regarding sexual orientation
-Promotional company declares bankruptcy
-Undefined back injury
-Somehow impales self on shower hose
-Injures hand shaking with Wlad
-Inability to sleep due to recurring dreams of Wlad jab landing over and over and over again
-Dealing with lawsuit from Paulie Malignaggi over intellectual ownership of cornrows
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