WBA heavyweight champ David Haye knows if he is to defeat IBF/WBO and IBO titleholder Wladimir Klitschko on July 2, he is going to have engage the German based Ukrainian in a ‘Dogfight’.
Speaking at an open training session in London ahead the heavyweight scrap of the year in Hamburg, Germany, Haye revealed part of his strategy to beating Klitschko.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, Haye said: "I’m pretty sure Emanuel Steward’s(Klitschko trainer) going to be down his throat every day telling him to really come out strong.
"If he comes out his usual defensive self then he’s going to come unstuck real quick. I expect him to come out a lot more aggressive than usual,
Haye added: "I expect him to throw his right hand a lot more than he normally does, but I’ve got a remedy for that. You’ll have to tune in on July 2 to see me decapitate him.
"I can’t stand off at long range with him and expect to out-jab him because that’s his game and that’s what his done in his whole career. That’s what he’s successful at.
"I’ve got to put him into a dogfight real quick."
One of the things many media members were intrigued to know was how much the ‘Haymaker’ was going to weigh for the biggest fight of his career. Haye scaled a little over 15st for his last fight against Audley Harrison and although he will be out-reached, out-weighed and give away five inches in height, he is not concerned about scaling any particular weight.
"I feel healthy and I’m in good nick, not carrying any excess fat,” insisted Haye. “I’ve been on my diet since mid-January and making sure that all angles are covered so come fight night I’ll be physically in the best possible position I can be in.
"I’m not too fussed about what I weigh as long as I’m achieving the targets in the gym, which I am. As long as I feel healthy and I’m sleeping well, then I think my weight’s irrelevant; I’m not going to start stuffing my face trying to bulk up to a certain weight.
"I feel quite light, but I feel powerful. I feel stronger than I’ve felt before and healthier than I’ve felt before.
June 14, 2011