QUOTE (gravytrain @ Jul 5 2011, 01:00 PM)
he might be slower than Wlad but Vitali isn't about to be thrown off by a feint any day of the week, he'll fight. he'll also commit to a punch instead of feinting 6 times and doesn't care if you hit him so he'll take more risks.
Haye would still be one of the better fights out there but he's completely undeserving of getting in the ring with either of them based on all the bullshit. he called Wlad out and the fight took years to happen, the whole time Haye talks about how he's going to knock both of them out and go for broke against Wlad. then he gets in the ring and just collects a check. i don't want to see him get another payday period.
See...I just really feel comments like that are based more on emotion than what actually took place. I think WAY TOO MANY people fell for Haye's mouth without ever really considering the sheer size difference. When you remove the emotion and built up event the fight became.....it was a good attamept by Haye when you consider the size difference.
I don't really see him as simply collecting a check....I mean the guy won the 12th round on many people's scorcard...that's not simply giving up. He DID try....unlike many before him. He may not have tried as many would have liked...as in risking a KO to get a KO...but he did not simply set in there and do nothing while getting pumbled and stopped late as we have seen over and over.
Plus I've always questioned both Klits faces holding up if hit enough....and I've always thought Vitali's was worse since the LL fight...it's just landing consistaly enough to get an eye shut...
it's always a difficult task for anybody with the sheer size of these guys.
I don't think his performance was worthy of saying he should not ever be allowed another payday....not when you remove the buildup and base it on sheer physicalities....I think he fought well.
But again...the bottom line comes down to who else is worthy?
After Adamek....if Povetkin does not want to step up....Haye is really the only interesting guy left.
Or we could have a Arreola rematch....or a shot Holyfield....or another Chambers snoozer....
there just is nothing else out there.