The Manchester Town hall and both fighters step on the scales for tonights heavyweight title fight, when David “Hayemaker” Haye defends against former two time champion John “The Quiet Man” Ruiz.
Ruiz on the scales first, chosing to lkeep his top on, maybe not wanting Haye to see what good shape he is in, leaving it all for the ring and Saturday night. Ruiz weighs in at 231lbs (16st 7lbs)
“It’s been a tough road. I’ve never taken the easy route. I’ve fought the tough guys and David Haye will be another tough opponent. There’s no need for verbal abuse. Boxing is about fighting, and that’s what we’ll do on Saturday.” said Ruiz.
David Haye, 29, with a record of 44 wins in his 54-fight career and the defending WBA Heavyweight champion, looked in great shape and weighing in at 222lbs (15st 12lbs) muscles up on muscles, good looks and carisma, he really looks like a heavyweight champion from a fictional book, lets hope he can be the injection the stagnent heavyweight scene needs.
And now as the two fighters come head to head, Ruiz 38, in his old flat cap looks calm and composed with the look of a man who as been there and done it in the game.
“Its time to go to work, bring on Saturday night” said Ruiz ” He better be ready, iI will be coming straight at him and he best be ready”. Ruiz has carried himself throughout the build up to the fight, with great composure and dignity and it is a pleasure to see a seasoned pro go about his business in the manner Ruiz does.
The eye to eye formalities take place without flinch and the fight is now a matter of counting down the hours, when the boxers will make the short trip to Trinity Way and the Manchester Evening News Arena.
Adam Booth Hayes manager said; “They never look at the weight anymore since he as moved up to heavyweight” Booth promises the contest, which will see Haye going for his 24th win in 25 fights, will be a thriller.
“Look at the obvious. This fight is between two guys who are in condition, one world heavyweight champion and a challenger who has been heavyweight champion twice before,” he added.
“There’s no trash talk because we don’t need any. We’re going to see one of the best fights that British boxing has seen in a long, long time.
Haye on points? im still sticking to that, interesting fight either way, the question is what as becoming heavyweight champion of the world added to Haye’s game and mental attitude?
Aweigh in for Haye would as a cruiseweight would always have been a tight affair, with him draining himself down to the weight, with no such problems now at heavyweight, what will that add to his game?
When a fighter becomes champion, they automatically become a better fighter, away go the doubts of knowing if they can mix it at the top level, Haye former cruiserweight champion, knows he can now battle with the bigger boys and come out on top, mentally and physically Haye looks ready to go, bring on Saturday night.
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