David v Goliath. Rocky v Ivan Drago.
Now David Haye is no small man, he’s 6’3″ and is built like a brick outhouse. But even then he’s 11 inches shorter than the Russian and some 8 stone lighter. We all saw what Ivan Drago did to Apollo Creed in Rocky IV, heaven only knows how Rocky beat him but it’s got to be seriously off-putting when your opponent steps over the top of the ropes because he won’t fit underneath.
I’ve just loaded a picture of him on my computer and he’s filled the entire screen. Big doesn’t even come close. How do you punch someone who’s that tall? The best you can do is maybe get a rib shot in! Rugby tackle? Might be against the Queensbury Rules but at least it’d be effective.
I bet David Haye will feel like he’s fighting an end of level boss when he steps into the ring, I know I would – it’ll be a bit like fighting Dr. Robotnik or Liquid Snake.
But good luck to him anyway, I’m definitely going to buy it on pay-per-view just to see the match up. Only in heavyweight boxing can you get such a mismatch so it’s must-watch TV!
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