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'A Force' will be down in the fourth!

Haye will have too much for his old friend

Posted Nov 03, 2010 by Jeff Dawson

David Haye

In just over a week we will see one of the biggest showdowns in British boxing history when WBA World Champion David Haye puts his title on the line against Audley Harrison. And it promises to be a fantastic show but don’t count on it being a close fight!
There is a massive rivalry and hatred amongst the pair who used to be close friends and come the MEN Arena showpiece on November 13th this will mean an explosive fight. But, and this is the question on everyone’s lips, who will come out on top?
To me it’s not a difficult one to call but the British support has shifted from Haye’s corner to Harrison’s and in the space of a few months the challenger has gone from ridiculed to the fan’s favourite, the underdog everyone is cheering for.
But will this make a difference? I don’t think so. Harrison has admitted that he has made mistake throughout his career and that his broken dreams have hindered his career and although he claims to have learnt from this, I can’t see how that is possible.
He’s now 39-years-old and although he has this world title shot, the ‘A Force’ doesn’t have the ability in my eyes to beat Haye. And throughout the build up to this fight there has only been one corner talking and that is Harrison’s. It’s as if he’s trying to get a rise from the defending champion but that just isn’t happening.
The Hayemaker appears calm, cool, collected and focussed on the fight and the fight alone. His skill is unquestionable and the power he possesses will be frightening for the best so how Harrison, who has been down several times in his career, will cope with it will be an interesting part of this fight.
It may be on Box Office, but this fight will be little more than a stroll in the park for Haye and there’s no way it’s going to be worth the £15 that it’s going to cost to watch it. But I’ve been known to be wrong in the past so it may be a worthwhile investment next Saturday evening.
All in all, I believe Haye’s speed, power and ability plus his outrageous confidence, will be too much for the challenger and I expect Harrison to be stopped some time in the fourth.

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