David Haye Beats Nikolay Valuev To Claim The WBA Heavyweight Title
David Haye has managed to slay the giant, not by knocking him out, but by getting the decision in Germany! Who would of thought it. David Haye fought a very clever fight, moving around, slipping punches and making Valuev miss all night.
David Haye did not land the knockout punches like he thought he would, although he did land the cleaner, more quality shots through a lot of the rounds. Valuev was just too slow for someone as fast as David Haye. In the 12th round David Haye did wobble Valuev, but the experience of Nikolai Valuev was enough to save him, grabbing David Haye and holding on in order to clear his head.
David Haye actually hurt his hand in the second round, this is why he did not go for the knockout as much as he said he was going to in the build up to the fight. I think Haye hurting his hand was the best piece of luck for David Haye, it made him fight the gameplan he needed to fight to win, moving around the ring, dodging the big punches and holds, and not giving Valuev a chance to plant his feet to punch. Also not getting tied up and tired out with the clinching from the 23 Stone Russian Giant. There was almost no holding all night.
All the rounds were pretty slow, with not many punches landing for either fighter. But in the judges eyes, the only eyes that really count, Haye did enough to snatch the WBA Heavyweight Champion chip of the world from Valuev. David Haye is now in a superb position in the heavyweight division. Haye can now take on the Klitschko brothers without having to accept such a raw deal, he now has a belt of his own. A belt that the Klitschko's would like like to add to their collection. I see a fight between Haye and both Klitschko brothers in the near future, possibly Hayes next fight at heavyweight.
The NEW WBA Heavyweight Champion Of The World - David Haye!!!