David Haye should fight Klitschko

Which Klitschko? Whichever.

Frankly, it doesn’t even matter if it’s Wladimir or Vitali. As long as he fights a Klitschko, the boxing gods will be pleased.

The heavyweight division lost a lot of steam upon the retirement of Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis. It was the most exciting division in boxing a few years back but it has long lost its glory.

A fight between Haye and a Klitschko can change that. This fight will easily be the biggest heavyweight fight since Lewis-Tyson.

Haye is a former cruiserweight champion who has dynamite in both hands. He plays the role of a gallant young warrior who wants to end the reign of the Klitschko brothers. He has only fought thrice in the heavyweight division but he ha already proven himself to be the best heavyweight not named Klitschko.

Wladimir and Vitali have been unstoppable. They have defeated everyone put in front of them. Wladimir had a few speed bumps along the way, losing to Ross Purrity, Corrie Sanders, and Lamon Brewster, and his brother Vitali was defeated by Lewis but they have been on a tear since then.

Haye was scheduled to fight Wladimir but he had to pull out because of an injury. He was also in negotiations to fight Vitali but the talks died down before an agreement could be reached.

There are only three fights that could be branded as super fights in the heavyweight division. One won’t happen because momma Klitscko would not be happy if the brothers fought against each other.

Wladimir, a normally quiet fighter, was extremely pissed when Haye wore a shirt portraying him holding the decapitated heads of the brothers. So Wladimir laid down the gauntlet. It’s now put up or shut up time for Haye. The defending WBO and IBF champion got permission to bypass his mandatory defense against Alexander Povetkin to give way to a match with Haye.

The ball is clearly on Haye’s court. Does he have the guts to face the best fighter in the division or is he contented on beating up second rate and faded fighters?

Hopefully we get an answer soon.

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