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Former WBA Heavyweight Champion Of The World, David Haye sensationally backed up his pre fight boasts by knocking out Dereck Chisora after 2 min and 59 secs of the 5th round of the much anticipated grudge clash. Puerto Rican Referee Luis Pabon waved off the action with Chisora unable to continue after a barrage of punches from a supremely fit and focused Haye.
By winning the fight in such sensational fashion Haye now hopes to set up a massive clash with WBC Heavyweight Champion Of The World Vitali Klitschko. After all it was Klitschko’s manager Bernt Boente who stated in February of this year at the infamous brawl in Munich, the winner of Haye/Chisora should have a fight with Vitali, so its now up to Team Klitschko to back up their promise.
Back to Haye – Chisora, it had been utterly clear from the very first day the fight was announced, both fighters had a great dislike for each other and tonight was not going to be a bore fest. It clearly did not disappoint the 30,000 plus fans who crammed into West Ham’s Upton Park Football Ground in London’s East End.
Once the famous and charismatic Michael Buffer had announced both fighters to the ring and the first bell sounded both fighters set about their fight plan. Haye consistently throwing jabs and wide hooks as Chisora relentlessly attempted to close down Haye to set about his own work on the inside.
Whilst Chisora landed sporadically he simply did not do enough work to unsettle Haye who stayed resolutely to his fight plan. Haye took the first 2 rounds extremely comfortably however the 3rd round ended somewhat bizarrely as both fighters landed some big punches right at the end of the round some landed after the bell sounded which both fighters did not hear.
The fight came to an end in the 5th round – both fighters started to land. However it was The Hayemaker who landed a massive left hook followed by a chopping right hand which sent Chisora to the canvas. The Referee Luis Pabon counted to 8 but allowed the Finchley fighter to continue. Haye immediately set about his work but after 2 massive right hands and left hooks sent Chisora to the canvas for the 2nd and final time with the Referee not allowing the fight to continue calling a halt to proceedings at 2 mins 59 Secs of the 5th round.
For me, this has to be one of the most satisfying performances of The Hayemakers career, not because of the standing in the world rankings of Chisora but because after the criticisms from the Wladimir fight, there was tremendous pressure on Haye to win the fight and do so convincingly and he did so by winning every round and then duly stopping Chisora in such emphatic fashion.
Well Done and congrats to the Hayemaker ….. what next????