David Haye's fifth-round knockout of Dereck Chisora proved Hayemaker was the better fighter of the two, but it also earned him the right to challenge Vitali Klitschko in his next fight.
Haye looked quicker, stronger and smarter than his younger opponent.
Chisora's loss to Haye comes on the heels of Del Boy's last fight with Vitali, which saw the two go the distance and Klitschko emerge as the winner in a unanimous decision—118-110, 118-110 and 119-111.
Yes, the same Chisora who got owned by Haye lasted an entire fight with Klitschko. It was easily one of the toughest tests Vitali had faced in years.
Since Hayemaker was able to dominate Chisora as much as he did, that should give him the nod to challenge the 40-year-old Klitschko. If he was able to turn Chisora inside out as easily as he did on Saturday night, imagine the potential outcome for a Haye-Klitschko battle.
In the bout between Klitschko and Chisora, age was certainly the factor that gave Del Boy a chance. Chisora moved better than Vitali in that fight, enabling him to make a late surge and, ultimately, a closer fight—despite the scorecards.
Is Haye's convincing win over Chisora proof he deserves a crack at Vitali?
In his bout with Haye, Chisora looked like the inferior fighter in every department, including quickness. Haye's superior athleticism and power helped win this fight, and that athleticism will go a long way in outlasting the 40-year-old.
Also, Haye knocking out Chisora is further proof that Hayemaker can hang with Vitali.
Unlike Haye, Klitschko wasn't able to stop Chisora early when the two met in February, so the discrepancy in power is quite clear. Haye's knockout of Chisora proved that he has the power of a champion, maybe even better than the likes of Klitschko.
Bottom line: Haye's domination of Chisora, something Vitali wasn't able to do, is all the reason in the world to give Hayemaker a crack at Klitschko.