DeGale backs Klitschko to knockout Haye
DeGale, who faces a showdown of his own with Haye’s stablemate George Groves on May 21, is backing the Ukrainian to stop Haye in the late rounds and revealed so in a recent chat with the BBC.co.uk/sport.
‘It’s great for boxing, and for British boxing, the best two heavyweights in the world colliding, but in Hamburg against one of the Klitschkos it’s a difficult task ahead,’ said DeGale.
‘Obviously I’d like David Haye to go on and unify the division and beat him but I see [Wladimir] Klitschko knocking him out late on. I think he’s just too athletic, too big and hits far too hard.’
Although, the Olympian did offer Haye some semblance of hope by adding, ‘But as they say its heavyweight boxing, all it takes is one punch and David Haye can dig so you never know.’