Wladimir Klitschko vs. David Haye: Round-by-Round Results
IBF, IBO and WBO Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko will be searching for his 50th knockout victory when he takes on WBA World Heavyweight Champion David Haye in a few minutes.
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. Haye is called the "Hayemaker" for his vicious right hand that has knocked out many opponents.
The bout is widely considered to be the best heavyweight fight since Lennox Lewis fought Wladimir's brother, Vitali Klitschko, in 2003.
Of their combined four defeats, they have all come by knockout so don't expect anything less than a lot of excitement in the ring.
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.
Main Event: Wladimir Klitschko vs. David Haye
Round 1- Haye jabbing to the body early. Klitschko being cautious and coming forward. Haye gets thrown to the ground by Klitschko. Referee rules it a slip, rightly so. Halfway through the round, and Klitschko is landing his jab. Haye using head movement and comes forward with a right hand. Haye misses the body shot. Klitschko’s left jab landing well this round. Haye keeping his right hand up. Right hand misses for Haye. Hayemaker ends the round for Haye but misses. 10-9 Klitschko
Round 2- Klitschko moves forward and snaps the jab in Haye’s face. Right hand glances off of Klitschko’s face. Haye stands still for a moment and takes a jab. Right hand misses for Haye but takes a left hand from Klitschko. Haye using good head movement and lands his best shot of the fight-a jab. Klitschko lands a right hand. Haye misses two big right hands as the round ends. 10-9 Klitschko
Klitschko outlanding Haye 20 to 13 through two rounds.
Round 3- Haye backs into corner as round begins. Three jabs land for Klitschko. Right hand lands for Haye, and Klitschko attempts to clinch with the British boxer. Klitschko bouncing on his toes and bleeding out of his nose. Right hand misses for Klitschko. Haye starting to bounce on his toes. Both boxers using a lot of movement. Left hook misses for Klitschko. Left hand lands for Haye. Left and right hand lands for Klitschko. Jab lands for Haye. 10-9 Haye
Haye outlanded Klitschko five to three in power punches in Round 3.
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