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  • on 13.07.2012
  • at 03:54 PM
  • by KT

Haye as big as 5/4 to see off Chisora inside 10 rounds

West Ham Utd’s Upton Park will play host to one of British Boxing’s most controversial fights yet when David Haye and Dereck Chisora do battle on Saturday night.

So without replaying the history of how this fight came about, and whether you agree with it or not, our resident boxing expert @Smido11 talks you through the boxing side of things…

David Haye comes into this bout as short-priced favourite (2/7Totesport) and he & his manager/trainer Adam Booth are possibly the most calculated and selfish minds in boxing today. Almost everything they do in front of the media is to get a reaction and you could argue that it worked, after they blagged their way into a world heavyweight title fight with the world’s no.1 Wladimir Klitschko.

The ‘Hayemaker’ retired just 6 months ago, but has come back to take on Chisora in this weekend’s grudge match.

There’s no doubt that Haye has more experience, is by far the classier fighter and can adapt his gameplan at will. Lets not forget that the last plod forward fighter Haye faced went by the name of John Ruiz and he was on his backside within just 30 seconds.

In the opposing corner comes Dereck Chisora (11/4 to win the fight – Totesport); a slugger. He comes into this fight off the back of three straight losses to useful opponents; Tyson Fury, Robert Helenius and Vitali Klitschko.

Chisora’s last performance against Vitali was arguably his best to date, pushing the elder Klitshcko brother harder than anyone in recent memory… That was until it all got a bit ugly at the post-fight press conference however.

Chisora is likely to adopt a come-forward, high pressure and high punch output strategy and he isn’t talented enough or wise enough to try anything that we haven’t seen from him before and so Haye looks to be the bet here.

The 32-year-old will be quick enough to avoid most of Chisora’s shots from the outside. The key to this fight for Chisora will be his ability to fight on the inside, he will try and rough Haye up and work the body. If Haye can avoid being hurt up close, by either tying Chisora up or hitting and moving like he did against man mountain Nikolai Valuev, then he should have more than enough speed and power to see off his opponent in front of the London crowd.

I envisage Haye’s money shot to be the lunging lead right hand through the middle as Chisora moves forward and this will mark up the underdog before the referee or Chisora’s corner are forced to step in.

The Bet

David Haye to KO Dereck Chisora at 5/4. Can’t see any other outcome than Haye picking off Chisora and causing heavy facial damage before the referee steps in.

Quote Of The Week

“Chisora’s not a nice man, not a nice human being. He’s been convicted of attacking police officers and has got a real long criminal record. From the stuff I’ve seen him doing personally and from what I’ve heard from people who know him, he’s a horrible, spiteful man, and a bully. He needs to be punished because the law hasn’t punished him.”

David Haye expects to punish Dereck Chisora this weekend in what promises to be an explosive evening, whatever happens!

David Haye v Dereck Chisora Odds (Courtesy of Totesport)

Fight Result

Haye – 2/7
Draw – 33/1
Chisora – 11/4

Method of Victory

Haye by KO, TKO or DQ – 5/4
Haye by decision or technical decision – 15/8
Chisora by KO, TKO or DQ – 5/1
Chisora by decision or technical decision – 9/2
Draw or Technical Draw – 33/1

Preview by @Smido11

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