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The fight that will decide the heavyweight emperor

David Haye must rely on his blistering speed against the reach and power of Wladimir Klitschko in a much-anticipated heavyweight title fight.

other Updated: Jul 02, 2011 01:37 IST
Hindustan Times

David Haye must rely on his blistering speed against the reach and power of Wladimir Klitschko in a much-anticipated heavyweight title fight. The trash-talking Englishman has been looking for a fight with Klitschko or his older brother, Vitali, since he moved up from the cruiserweight division in 2008. It’s finally happening today in the unification bout at the Imtech Arena in Hamburg. Klitschko, the IBF and WBO champion, is the favourite and at 6-foot-6, has a 3-inch height advantage.

In the customary stare-down, Haye smirked at Klitschko, as throngs of raucous British fans booed the Ukrainian. “Me and Wladimir don’t like each other. You’ll see that in the fight,” Haye said.The winner will take home all the four major titles.

First Published: Jul 02, 2011 01:34 IST