27th June 2011
|David Haye Painting by jonmckenzieart.co.uk|
Yet again, WBA World Heavyweight Champion David Haye looked in a supremely confident mood at the final press conference ahead of the biggest sporting event of 2011.
Haye takes on IBF, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko this Saturday in the most anticipated fight in World Boxing for years.
Yet again Klitschko made a futile attempt to intimidate Haye by offering his hand which naturally the Hayemaker refused,that was just the start of the highly charged press conference with both fighters wanting to gain some form of advantage before they finally meet in the ring.
Hayemaker.com caught up with David Haye who started off by stating “I feel amazing, this will be by far the best performance of my career, there are no doubts I am going to do a first class job by unifying the heavyweight division and bringing all those belts back to the UK.
The WBA Champion responded quickly when asked whether he was nervous or apprehensive concerning what is clearly the biggest fight of his career “I don’t get nervous, I suppose the adrenaline does not start until I am walking to the ring hearing the cheering of the fans.”
Haye continued “with this fight as soon asI hear his (Wladimir Klitshchko) ring walk tune of the red hot chilli peppers, I will then know he has not bottled out and the fight will really be on, and this will then be the time I prove to everyone I am the best Heavyweight fighter out there”.
When asked about the IBF, WBO & IBO Champion Klitschko, Haye retorted any possible compliments “Wladimir is a boring rigid robot who is going to malfunction on Saturday evening, He simply cannot adapt to fights like I can and that is why he is getting knocked out”.
WBC Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko could not resist having a say in the proceedings by telling Haye to make sure he turns up at the after fight press conference “I will be there 100%, I want you to make sure you are too and do not go in the ambulance with your brother”.
When asked on what tactics and fight plans had been worked out with trainer Adam Booth, Haye responded “All I can say is if you have never seen a fight before, this is the one you shouldn’t miss, from when the first bell rings I am going to make sure fans are on the edge of their seats with what I am going to do next.
A reported 20,000 UK fight fans are making their way to the fight at The Imtech Arena, Hamburg which Haye was keen to comment on “It makes me proud and extremely happy the amount of UK fight fans invading Germany. I have said before how grateful I am to them travelling to see the fight and those forking out the money to watch the fight on Sky Box Office.
I especially want to put on a performance for them as there are some who have had to cancel their summer holidays to come to Hamburg, I even heard a couple of stories of lads postponing their honeymoons to ensure they see The Hayemaker unify the heavyweight division. I am determined not to let them down”.
For those still planning to travel to Hamburg but have yet to purchase tickets should go to www.eventim.de or alternatively people can watch the fight live on TV at Sky Box Office. Fans can order the event by phoning 08442 410888.