The majority of boxing fans are excited about David Haye making the move to the heavyweight division. Is he good enough to hang with the big boys? Well, we’ll see about that.
However, one thing’s for certain, the man is doing a great job of selling himself as well as a potential showdown against Wladimir Klitschko.
Case in point: The following video of Haye confronting Wladi. The former cruiserweight champ has yet to fight in the heavyweight ranks but he is already my favorite big man out there. Screw building him, give us Haye vs. Klitschko now!
No disrespect to Las Vegas but there really isn’t anything like a big fight at Madison Square Garden. Throw two heavyweight title holders in the mix and things get really interesting. So, while I have no doubt that Wladimir Klitschko will defeat Sultan Ibragimov tomorrow night at the Mecca, I’m still all jazzed up about the bout (that might have something to do with the fact that New York City subways have been plastered with posters for this fight – that always does the trick for me). For the record, the IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight crowns will be on the line.
And, as you know by now, whenever there is a big fight to be previewed we always call upon our trusty Sweet Scientist Large from No Mas and The Sporting Blog to break it all down.
However, this time around our discussion was not limited to the Heavyweight title scene. Oh no, we also spoke about:
* What the future holds for Kelly Pavlik and Jermain Taylor
* Would John Duddy have a shot at defeating Pavlik?
* What does Ibragimov have to do to knock off Klitschko
* In their prime, who’s the better fighter: Vitali or Wladi?
* The Heavyweight scene
Oh yeah, I also had to ask Large about Money May’s involvement at Wrestlemania. Always interesting to hear a boxing writer’s point-of-view on a wrestling angle.