Wladimir Klitschko vs. David Haye: Jim Lampley Says Fight Was Almost Cancelled
IBF and WBO Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko will be searching for his 50th knockout victory when he takes on WBA World Heavyweight Champion David Haye.
Klitschko (55-3, 49 KO), who is also known as "Dr. Steelhammer," has an incredible 85 percent knockout ratio while his opponent, Haye (25-1, 23 KO), has a 88 percent knockout ratio with less than half the amount of bouts.
The bout is widely considered to be the best heavyweight fight since Lennox Lewis fought Wladimir's brother, Vitali Klitschko, in 2003.
The fight, which will go down at the Hamburg Imtech Arena in Hamburg, Germany, will air live on HBO at 4:45 p.m. ET. The replay will be broadcast on HBO at 9:45 p.m ET.
All of the round-by-round results and post-fight analysis will be posted here as well as on the Bleacher Report's boxing page.
HBO commentator Jim Lampley opened the show with a weather warning and saying that the fight was almost cancelled. The undercard went through and officials stated the fight could go on. The canvas that is in place at the moment will be removed and replaced with one underneath it for the main event.
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