David Haye says he would like a rematch against Wladimir Klitschko despite losing his WBA title to him Saturday. Haye was wiped out on the scorecards losing a unanimous decision, and he was criticized for hardly throwing punches. The British fighter further inflamed his critics when he used his broken toe as an excuse for the poor showing.
Now Haye says he would like to fight again.
Before you start ripping Haye, let’s look at the way he made his comments. It’s not like he called Wladimir out and said he was robbed and that he wants another shot. He said he’d like a rematch in the sense that anyone wants to fight for a title. He added that Klitschko might want to make good on his promise to knock Haye out.
I know people are going to call me crazy for saying what I think, but I actually would like to see a rematch. There are several reasons why.
First off, tell me another heavyweight fight that’s more intriguing? That’s what a I thought.
Secondly, I thought Haye did a really good job the first four-to-five rounds of the fight. He was quick and elusive, and proved to be a difficult target to hit.
Lastly, Haye’s only problem in the fight was his inability to throw punches. He says it’s because he had a broken toe that kept him from pushing off. He added that it was so bad he thought about quitting in the ring.
Even though toe injuries seem menial for guys who get bashed in the head for a living, they can truly hinder one’s ability to perform. I really believe David Haye would have fought a lot differently had his toe been healed.
Would David Haye beat Wladimir Klitschko in a rematch? I don’t know, but I sure know that I’d like to find out, and that’s all that really matters.Google+