David Haymaker Haye To Make Another Run At The Heavyweight Title

Published On March 19, 2013 | By Niall Doran | Boxing News

David Haymaker Haye To Make Another Run At The Heavyweight Title

David Haymaker Haye To Make Another Run At The Heavyweight Title

By Niall Doran

In the early hours of Tuesday morning I learned that David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye is expected to make a return to the boxing ring this summer with a date at the moment of July 6th being thrown about.

I’m not sure does anything in boxing really surprise me anymore but I would have thought Haye was only interested in a potential match up with Vitali Klitschko. From what I have read this morning this fight in the summer will more than likely be against a ranked opponent and not a straight shot at Klitschko. It appears Haye will bid to get a crack at Klitschko the old fashioned way by moving up the rankings and trying to secure a mandatory shot at the World Heavyweight Title.

I for one welcome this comeback as Iv’e always been a fan of Haye’s explosive and concussive counter punching style. Besides his failed attempt at dethroning Wladimir Klitschko and also the fight he had with Valuev to win the WBA title, I think Haye has always given the punter value for money with some really exciting fights. Last year his much anticipated bout with Dereck ‘Delboy’ Chisora proved to be one of the best heavyweight contests of the year in my opinion. It showed Haye still had a huge amount to offer the heavyweight division when he dispatched Chisora (a man who had never previously been stopped and was known for having an excellent chin) in 5 brutal rounds, detonating big bombs on the face and chin of Chisora.

Like most professional boxers I always knew Haye would be back after his brief stint in retirement. It seems to be the hardest sport there is to walk away from. When you look at Haye, a man who lives well and hasn’t abused his body over the years, at 32 he is hardly old for a heavyweight. He also really hasn’t been in any wars over the years and with 28 professional bouts to his name, I’d like to see him stick around for a few more years yet.

Think of the potential match ups between him and Tyson Fury or David Price domestically? The promotion for these kind of matchups would be massive and could draw the casual sports observer back to boxing. As after all the Heavyweights have always been the big draw for boxing as a sport through the years. Haye’s return adds a nice extra variable to the heavyweight mix and no doubt ultimately he will want a rematch with Wladimir Klitshcko! Whether or not he could beat him though I very much doubt after the twelve round schooling he got back in 2011.

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Niall Doran
Founder of Boxing News and Views (@NiallerDoran). Writer at the Huffington Post. Digital marketing guy. Journalist. Irish tech entrepreneur. Avid Yellow M&M's hound! Favourite boxing related quote: "It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen." - Muhammad Ali

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