30th June 2011
Britain’s former undisputed welterweight champion, ‘Raggamuffin man’ Lloyd Honeyghan believes that the winner of the David Haye vs Wladimir Klitschko, world heavyweight unification showdown on Saturday night in Hamburg, Germany, will all come down to who takes control of the fight with the jab.
The winner of the biggest heavyweight fight for years, will walk away with the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight belts and the prestigious The Ring magazine title, and the genuine claim of being the best heavyweight boxer in the world.
|Honeyghan in his Prime|
Londoner Haye will be conceding, height of 6″, to Klitschko and will also be around 40lbs heavier than the Londoner, advantages that Honeyghan feels are they are the attributes that could see the Ukrainian champion prevail.
From an Haye perspective Honeyghan believes that the WBA champion will have to use natural movement, and try counter Klitschko’s most valid weapon, his jab, with an over hand right hand, then come off with the left hook.
“David Haye is fighting a proper heavyweight this time, not somebody who has been half beaten like Fraudley Harrison, he’s fighting a proper proper heavyweight, so it’s going to be a very very interesting figh.” said Honeyghan.
“He’s almost 20 stone, he’s 6ft 6” – It’s all about the jab on Saturday, the person who comes out with that jab is the winner.
“The jab is gonna be the main thing that controls the fight, I think Emanuel Steward realises that, because Klitschko’s got the height, he’s got the advantage, he doesn’t need to mix it with David Haye, because Klitschko’s been knocked out twice. And one thing about David Haye is that he has brought his punching power with him.
“So Klitschko’s gotta be careful of that over hand right. I think Klitschko’s got that little extra longer reach and that’s what their gonna use on Saturday to control the fight. Jab, right hand, jab, right hand, left hook.
“He hasn’t got a very good chin, so I think Haye has gotta try do is, when Klitschko throws the jab, is come over the top with a right hand, left hook. And I think if he can do that, I think he will knock Klitschko. added Honeyghan. – watch full interview, video above. courtesy of SkySports