David Haye Entered The Ring In An English Soccer Player’s Shirt, And Proceeded To Flop Like One
David Haye should be applauded for his hustle. He talked himself into a title shot he didn't deserve. He talked himself into a 50/50 split of a purse with Wladimir Klitschko, a much more established fighter and a bigger draw. He talked himself into becoming the favorite in Britain, which influenced the betting odds in that country.
All of which is absolutely crazy when you think about it. Because at no point during his slow, plodding, monumentally boring decision loss to Klitschko today in Germany did he appear threatening. Instead, he appeared content. Content to live on the outside, content to take Wladimir's constant stream of jabs, and content to walk out of the ring £15million richer without even trying to win the fight he had, essentially, shit-talked his way into. For the millions watching around the world, myself included, it was a 12-round realization that David Haye had hoodwinked us.
It was universally understood that Haye's best chance at a win would be an early knockout against the notoriously weak-chinned Klitschko, so many expected a flurry of punches, early and often. Instead, we got flops. Early and often.
Here is a compilation of David Haye's dives, which actually won him a cheap point in the middle rounds. Consider it a tribute to international pugilistic bamboozlement.
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