1st June 2011
WBA heavyweight champion David Haye and IBF/WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko weighed in this afternoon for Saturday night’s unification fight in Hamburg Germany.
The weigh-in was attended in mass by Haye’s British fans, who voiced their support of the Londoner, with chants and cheers as he entered. Klitschko in comparison was booed and heckled with chants of ‘Who are you’ and ‘Your suppose to be at home’ in reference to his lack of vocal support at the pre-fight event.
I’m very happy with this weight, this is my ideal perfect fighting weight.” – David Haye.
The usual stare down took place, but the talking is over now and the next time the two heavyweight champions look into each others eyes, it will be when the referee calls them to the centre of the ring to give them their fight instructions, in the most anticipated big men fight since Lennox Lewis faced Mike Tyson.
With both of these finally tuned athletes hitting the scales in supreme condition in the biggest fight of their careers, it promises to be a spectacular event and an injection of life blood for world boxing.
The Official weights for Haye v Klitschko fight.
Haye weighed in at: 15st 3lbs or 212lbs 12oz
Klitschko scaled: 17st 5lbs or 242lb 8oz
Haye 30, who will be giving away 2st, 2lbs to Klitschko, told SkySports that the weight he tipped the scales at, is his ideal fighting weight. “That’s the first time I’ve got on the scales for a long time.”
“I just wanted to make sure I was eating perfectly, not one bit of crap went in my mouth for the last six month’s.
“I made sure everything Ive eaten has been perfect and organic, home grown. Ive trained has hard as I possibly can, so my weight was going to be what it was going to be.
I’m very happy with this weight, this is my ideal perfect fighting weight.” – Haye added.
Video of Weigh-in
Haye, Klitschko weigh in video
Sexton v Robinson and Afolabi v Dunstan on German Undercard
Ashley Sexton 23, will be fighting a familiar opponent, in Liverpool’s Mike Robinson, while English cruiserweight champion Terry Dunstan will take on Klitschko sparring partner and world ranked Ola Afolabi, over 12 rounds for his WBO Inter-Continental cruiserweight title on the undercard of David Haye’s massive heavyweight clash with Wladimir Klitschko in Germany.
Hertfordshire’s Sexton (11-0-1, 5 KO) defeated Robinson (4-2-2, 0 KO) last time out with 78-76 points victory at the Olympia, Kensington, London on June 30 – although it was controversial with many seeing it Robinson’s way. So the fight offers Robinson a chance to avenge that decision.
But Sexton, signed recently by Hayemaker Promotions will be looking for another win and extend his 12-fight unbeaten run and make a name for himself on the world stage.
Terry Dunstan (24-3, 14 KO) the former British and European cruiserweight champion from London will be up against it against Ola Afolabi (16-2-3, 7 KO) Dunstan who is now 42 years old now and has been in the pro game since 1992 is giving away 11 years to the British born American based Afolabi/
Afolabi, 31, may be remembered for his knockout over Enzo Maccarinelli back in 2009, which earned him a shot against WBO titlist Marco Huck nine months later, Huck won a close decision in Germany. Since then Afolabi’s has had a couple of wins and will be looking to get back on the world stage.
The fights will be shown live on Sky Box Office from 8pm