Haye v Klitschko (2 July 2011)

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Haye v Klitschko (2 July 2011)

Post by Palace Boy » Tue, 21 Jun 2011 6:00 pm

Does anyone know if this is being shown anywhere in Singapore?

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Post by JayCee » Tue, 21 Jun 2011 7:00 pm

I would very much doubt it, Haye isn't particularly popular in his own country (and I say that as a fan myself) so I can't see many Singaporeans getting excited about him, the only boxing they show here usually involves a filipino.

If you were in HK you'd be able to see it as numerous bars there get the supersports channels from south africa (which in turn get broadcasts from HBO, showtime etc...) but in Singapore it's illegal to have a satellite dish so you're out of luck :(

An internet stream is your best bet, I managed to catch Haye - Valuev on tvuplayer a year or two back

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Post by BillyB » Tue, 21 Jun 2011 7:02 pm

I'd stick masterchef on instead. It's hardly box office.....

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Post by JayCee » Tue, 21 Jun 2011 7:05 pm

BillyB wrote:I'd stick masterchef on instead. It's hardly box office.....
:lol: You have a point there, it doesn't get the juices flowing like Benn - Eubank!

I'll still end up waking at 4am or whatever time it's on though in the hope of seeing Frankenstein's monster put on his arse, I think Haye can do it too (although it's hardly a great legacy to have and he's talking about retiring after this fight!)

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Post by BillyB » Tue, 21 Jun 2011 7:25 pm

JayCee wrote:
BillyB wrote:I'd stick masterchef on instead. It's hardly box office.....
:lol: You have a point there, it doesn't get the juices flowing like Benn - Eubank!

I'll still end up waking at 4am or whatever time it's on though in the hope of seeing Frankenstein's monster put on his arse, I think Haye can do it too (although it's hardly a great legacy to have and he's talking about retiring after this fight!)
He he. I was playing devils advocate and right you are - not a shadow on the SMW and HW fests of the 90's. But, like you said, I'll probably tune in to catch it somewhere!!

One question; What gives Haye the arrogance to think he can retire and bow out as some 'would-be' legend? His record is far from impressive - even though he must be 30ish-1 - given he's fought some absolute sh*te. Didn't Thompson knock him out early in his career?

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Post by Palace Boy » Wed, 22 Jun 2011 8:53 am

Thanks guys.

Agreed that this fight isn't a patch on the Benn-Eubanks-Watson tear ups however it does have a pantomime fascination about it.

If you fancy a laugh catch the Haye - Klitschko HBO "Face Off" on youTube.

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Post by JayCee » Wed, 22 Jun 2011 10:19 am

BillyB wrote:
JayCee wrote:
BillyB wrote:I'd stick masterchef on instead. It's hardly box office.....
:lol: You have a point there, it doesn't get the juices flowing like Benn - Eubank!

I'll still end up waking at 4am or whatever time it's on though in the hope of seeing Frankenstein's monster put on his arse, I think Haye can do it too (although it's hardly a great legacy to have and he's talking about retiring after this fight!)
He he. I was playing devils advocate and right you are - not a shadow on the SMW and HW fests of the 90's. But, like you said, I'll probably tune in to catch it somewhere!!

One question; What gives Haye the arrogance to think he can retire and bow out as some 'would-be' legend? His record is far from impressive - even though he must be 30ish-1 - given he's fought some absolute sh*te. Didn't Thompson knock him out early in his career?
It's just something about boxers nowadays, they win one of the 50 or so titles on offer and proclaim themselves the world champion, defend against 3 or 4 guys who used to be good 5-10 years ago, then proclaim their legacy as complete and say they don't have to prove anything to anyone anymore! Maybe they get too much money nowadays and just decide why take any risks?

Haye wasn't a bad cruiserweight and he lost to Thompson (who was still decent at the time and a former world champion) in I think it was his 12th fight, he had Thompson beat but blew himself out and lost a couple of rounds later due to sheer exhaustion. So I think he's actually pushed himself a bit more than some as you didn't see Calzaghe or Hatton fighting guys that tough in their 12th fight. But he's not fought any great fighters in his whole career really and whilst it's not his fault that Valuev and the Klitschos are the best around at the moment it's also not something to crow about by declaring he'll retire at 31 with a great legacy.

There are lots of others I could say the same about, but I'll pick out the guy who I think has manipulated boxing worse than anyone else over the last decade, Floyd Mayweather. A guy who actually does have the talent but never fights anyone who isn't either about 5 years past it, has to step up/down in weight to fight him, or is still green. Has one or two fights then takes a year or two off proclaiming there is no-one good enough to challenge him, yet when he returns it's against a guy who's about 36 and much much smaller (Marquez). Yet in Floyd's world he's one of the best ever! (I think talentwise he probably is, but he's never proved it)

Very frustrating for people who grew up watching boxing in the 80s and 90s :(

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Post by JayCee » Sun, 26 Jun 2011 7:32 pm

Just had a look on starhub's tv guide at the programmes for the next week and found that they are indeed showing the fight at 2.30am on sunday morning on super sports :)

Will have to pay for the sports group to watch it I assume (I turned off my sports subscription a year ago when they lost the football and star sports/espn to singtel) but should be able to just have it for a month then turn it off again

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Post by BillyB » Sun, 26 Jun 2011 9:07 pm

JayCee wrote:Just had a look on starhub's tv guide at the programmes for the next week and found that they are indeed showing the fight at 2.30am on sunday morning on super sports :)

Will have to pay for the sports group to watch it I assume (I turned off my sports subscription a year ago when they lost the football and star sports/espn to singtel) but should be able to just have it for a month then turn it off again
I'll probably tune in to watch it, being the hypocrite I am!!

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Post by JayCee » Mon, 27 Jun 2011 10:07 am

BillyB wrote:
JayCee wrote:Just had a look on starhub's tv guide at the programmes for the next week and found that they are indeed showing the fight at 2.30am on sunday morning on super sports :)

Will have to pay for the sports group to watch it I assume (I turned off my sports subscription a year ago when they lost the football and star sports/espn to singtel) but should be able to just have it for a month then turn it off again
I'll probably tune in to watch it, being the hypocrite I am!!
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Post by BillyB » Sun, 03 Jul 2011 10:33 am

Did anyone watch this? I came back half pissed and completely forgot about it.

Just seen the highlights and I don't buy Haye's pathetic excuse about his foot.

Haye made the same mistakes as plenty of other people before him and let Klitschko keep him at a distance allowing him to use his jab. But to be fair to Klitschko, he looked to have boxed very well in that he had a game plan and stuck to it.

Next on the 'box-office' list, we have Amir Khan fighting later in the month. Stop the excitement!

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Post by JayCee » Mon, 04 Jul 2011 12:36 pm

I did, what a load of crap it was. Haye just didn't throw enough punches, Klitscho wasn't much good either and looked very robotic but then he didn't have to do much as Haye just wasn't throwing. Maybe the toe had something to do with it but I doubt it, Haye's never had good stamina and he knew if he fought as a faster pace he wouldn't be able to last.

Amir Khan up next, oh joy. At least Carl Froch likes a scrap, he's the only decent British fighter around nowadays
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