HBO Boxing: Heavyweight Unification, Wladimir Klitschko vs David HayeCategory: Boxing
MATCHUP: Wladimir “Dr. Steelhammer” Klitschko vs David “The Hayemaker” Haye
EVENT: Klitschko vs Haye: The Talk Ends Now, Heavyweight Unification
DATE: July 2, 2011
VENUE: Imtech Arena, Hamburg, Germany
FIGHT DETAILS: Wladimir Klitschko vs David Haye is an upcoming heavyweight unification fight for the WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO and The Ring heavyweight titles.
Ukrainian Klitschko (55 wins – 3 losses, 49 KOs) is the current IBF, IBO, WBO and Ring Magazine Heavyweight Champion.
Klitschko is the longest reigning Heavyweight Champion in history for the IBF, WBO & IBO heavyweight titles, both in measurements of defenses and time. As of 2011, Boxrec rates Klitschko as the number 2 pound for pound boxer in the world.
His last fight was a rematch against Samuel Peter last September 2010 where he won by knockout.
English Haye (25 wins – 1 loss, 23 KOs) is the current WBA World Heavyweight Champion. Before joining the heavyweight division, Haye was the unified and lineal cruiserweight champion, holding the WBA, WBC, WBO and The Ring magazine cruiserweight titles.
Haye won the WBA Heavyweight title with a majority decision over Nikolai Valuev in November 2009, before defending the title against John Ruiz and Audley Harrison in 2010.
FIGHT RESULT: Klitschko defeated Haye via a unanimous decision to capture the WBA belt and become the unified WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO Heavyweight Champion.
Watch the Wladimir Klitschko vs David Haye fight video below: