Having been out in Tyrol, Austria at Wladimir Klitschko’s training camp, Sky Sports boxing correspondent Craig Slater returns to British shores to see how David Haye’s camp is coming along. Lots of back and forth on Haye’s weight and whether he’s stopped sparring or not, plus another decapited head image from the Hayemaker camp.
Groves stepped on first and scaled 11st 13lbs 7oz, with DeGale surprisingly just an ounce lighter at 11st 13lbs 6oz, after having weighed 8lbs over the limit at a weight check earlier in the week.
Picking up where he left off in Hamburg with the verbal abuse, Haye upped the ante by vowing to end Wladimir’s career in their heavyweight unification clash on July 2.
Klitschko is based in Germany and his manager, Bernd Boente, has now confirmed that the 57,000-capacity Imtech Arena – home of the Bundesliga football club Hamburger SV – will stage the contest.
David Haye’s sparring partner Fres Oquendo will fight in Prizefighter International Heavyweights on May 7, after the Hayemaker recommended him to promoter Eddie Hearn.
The 18th edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight-man, one night tournaments sees overseas fighters compete for the first time and Oquendo will be in the mix to claim the trophy and end a run of heart-breaking defeats.
If David Coldwell’s face looks familiar that’s because you’ve seen him before. Whether it’s Saturday Fight Night from the Echo Arena or Prizefighter at the York Hall, Coldwell’s mug can usually be picked out anywhere from the dressing room to the boxer’s stool, to the VVIP seats at ringside.
David Haye’s trainer and manager Adam Booth calls fellow promoter Frank Warren’s recent criticism of himself a ‘compliment’.
With everybody and their gran voicing their opinion on next week’s heavyweight clash between David Haye and Audley Harrison, it’s only right that the promoters have their turn. Having had both fighters tussle verbally in their studio, and then the coaches go back and forth via satellite link, Sky Sports scored a hat-trick when they got Harrison’s promoter Eddie Hearn and Haye’s coach/promoter Adam Booth to discuss matters on last night’s Ringside.