Sunday, July 3, 2011

David Haye's broken toe excuse criticized

Klitschko claims WBA title by unanimous decision over Haye

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Wladimir Klitschko won a unanimous decision over David Haye, adding the WBA title to his heavyweight haul on Saturday.
IBF, WBO, IBO  world champion  Wladimir Klitschko fights with WBA world champion David Haye of Britain in heavyweight unification fight in the stadium in Hamburg, Germany on Saturday.
Klitschko dominated almost from the opening bell against a smaller fighter who took few chances, winning for the 14th straight time and improving to 17-2 in title fights. But he never knocked Haye down in a fight that did not live up to its advance hype.
"He was scared to fight me," Klitschko said. "I was expecting more of a challenge in the ring, but he was super defensive."
The victory in a rain-soaked football stadium in Hamburg means Klitschko and his older brother Vitali hold all three major heavyweight ti
Wladimir already had the IBF title (and minor WBO, IBO belts), while Vitali is the WBC champion.
All three judges gave it to Klitschko, scoring the 12-round showdown 117-109, 118-108 and 116-110.
The 35-year-old Klitschko improved to 56-3 (49 KOs), while the five-years younger Haye dropped to 25-2 (23 KOs). The Briton's only previous loss was in 2004, when he was knocked out by countryman Carl Thompson in a cruiserweight fight.
Haye, who stirred most of the hype with often crass trash-talking, said he hurt a toe on his right foot in training and lost some of his explosive power because of more...

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