Taking off his boots in the post-fight interview to reveal a broken toe, Haye claimed the injury scuppered his tactics and prevented him from getting any leverage to land with his trademark Hayemaker.
The giant Ukrainian retained his IBF and WBO versions of the title and claimed Haye's WBA crown after a polished display over 12 rounds in the Imtech Arena of Bundesliga side SV Hamburg.
Hayemaker trainer Adam Booth claims the scales at Friday’s weigh-in were wrong stating David Haye is 5lbs lighter than yesterday’s reading at 14st 12lbs.
WBA heavyweight champion David Haye clocked in at 15st 3lbs at the electric weigh-in on Friday afternoon in the Karadst shopping centre in Hamburg, but Booth has revealed the reading was incorrect.
ONE STEP AHEAD OF ZE GERMANS
The pair took to the scales in the Karstadt shopping centre in Hamburg, packed to the brim mainly with British fans with hundreds unable to get in watching on the big screen outside.
Ali. Marciano. Dempsey. Frasier. Foreman. Tyson. All these names will resonate to even the fleeting sports fan in one way or another. Could either David Haye or Wladimir Klitschko get close to even being mentioned in same breath as these legendary pugilists?
In front of a packed house in Hamburg, Haye weighed in 2.5lbs heavier than he did for his last fight tipping the scales at 15st 3lbs while Wladimir came in 4lbs lighter than his last outing at 17st 5lbs.
WBA heavyweight champion David Haye has continued to goad rival WBO and IBF champ Wladimir Klitschko ahead of their unification showdown this weekend. This time Haye tweeted a link to a clip from the film Downfall in which Hitler is parodied using mock subtitles to show his reaction after receiving information on the Brit’s training camp.