I guess it really was expected but David Haye has just confirmed his next fight will be against the has been they call Audley Harrison. Haye will defend his WBA Heavyweight title against Harrison on Saturday 13 November at Manchester’s MEN Arena.
Haye has built a solid reputation as heavyweight, taking the title with a points decision over the giant that is Russian Nikolai Valuev, and following that up with a successful defence over American John Ruiz earlier this year. Harrison however has fallen from grace since his Olympic Gold 9 years ago, having lost to a number of walk over opponents such as Danny Williams, Dominick Guinn and Martin Rogan. He was back in the Limelight last year, winning Sky’s Prizefighter.
Haye’s first choice should have been to fight one of the Klitschko brothers but problems (believe what you like) have meant that fight failed to materialise. For me this is a no win really for Haye, Harrison has got knockout power but Haye will literally dance rings round him with his speed and crisp strikes.
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