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KLITSCHKO DOMINATES RELUCTANT HAYE; WINS UNANIMOUS DECISION

By Ben Thompson | July 02, 2011
KLITSCHKO DOMINATES RELUCTANT HAYE; WINS UNANIMOUS DECISION

Moments ago, IBF & WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko added the WBA title to his collection, defeating former champion David Haye with ease via unanimous decision at the Imtech-Arena in Hamburg, Germany. Despite the rainy conditions at the outdoor arena, Klitschko dominated the bout from the beginning, controlling the action behind a consistent jab and an occassional right hand. Haye, who talked a big game before the fight, seemed to content to just try and land one or two big punches in hopes of scoring a knockout. Relive all the action in FightHype's in-depth round-by-round results.

PREFIGHT
After making the crowd wait for nearly 15 minutes, WBA heavyweight champion David Haye finally emerges from his locker room to make the long walk to the ring. He's smiling, but it's hard to tell if that's confidence. It should be noted that they put booties on Haye's shoes before he made his way to the ring due to the rainy conditions. Time will tell if the weather conditions will play a factor in the outcome. Haye looks as though he's taking it all in. There's a strong contingency of UK fans in attendance. I love the pageantry of these fights in Germany. They're doing a pretty cool intro for Wladimir Klitschko, including a skit featuring his brother Vitali Klitschko and George Foreman. Lennox Lewis was on hand for Haye's entrance as well. This is good stuff. Now Klitschko appears and makes the same long walk to the ring. He looks pissed and eager to get to the ring. Intense staredown. It's on!

ROUND 1
Klitschko comes out quick backing Haye up to a corner. Haye circling on the retreat. Klitschko stalking. Reaching hook from Haye grazes Klitschko. Klitschko still stalking. Haye jumps in, but gets pushed to the ground by Klitschko. Jab lands for Klitschko. Again. Right hand misses for Haye. Jab lands for Klitschko. Right to the body lands for Haye. Another jab lands for Klitschko. Again, jab lands for Klitschko. Haye backs up to a corner. Haye just misses with a right. They clinch in the end. Not much action in the first round, but I give it to Klitschko just for landing some stiff jabs.

Klitschko 10 Haye 9

ROUND 2
Klitschko walks Haye back to a corner again. Quick jab lands for Klitschko. Another jab lands for Klitschko. Right hand from Haye is short. Another right hand grazes the shoulder of Klitschko. Klitschko closing the distance. Jab lands for Klitschko. Haye gets in a left. Reaching right from Haye misses. Klitschko lands a 1-2. Haye gets in a jab, but he eats one from Klitschko. Two nice left hands land for Haye. Big right hand from Haye just misses again. Big right hand lands for Klitschko. Jab lands for Klitschko. Haye gets in a left to the body. Haye misses with a right. Klitschko gets in a big right hand right at the bell. Round to Klitschko.

Klitschko 20 Haye 18

ROUND 3
Klitschko keeping that left hand low and just using it to get his range. Three STIFF jabs land for Klitschko. Another. Haye gets in a BIG right hand that gets Klitschko's attention. Haye looks like he's settled down a bit, even talking some smack. Jab lands for Klitschko. Haye retreats. Both men missing a lot right now. Good left hook lands for Haye. Klitschko answers with a 1-2 of his own though. The action is starting to heat up a bit. Stiff jab lands for Haye. Klitschko knocks Haye down in the clinch. Better round for Haye; enough to earn it I think.

Klitschko 29 Haye 28

ROUND 4
Big 1-2 lands for Klitschko. Haye on the retreat. They trade jabs. Again. Haye circling away. Klitschko stalking. Jab lands for Klitschko. A lot of feinting and ducking from Haye. Klitschko lands a jab. Not much action going on. A couple more jabs land for Klitschko. Another jab for Klitschko. Haye gets in a right that backs Klitschko up. Another right misses for Haye, who seems to be content with getting in one or two big punches at the end of the round. Round to Klitschko just for outlanding him with the jab.

Klitschko 39 Haye 37

ROUND 5
Klitschko lands a jab. More retreating while talking smack for Haye. Wladimir stalking and landing an occasional jab. Right hand from Haye is blocked. Jab lands for Klitschko. Another. Nothing really coming back from Haye. Left hook lands for Klitschko. BIG right hand from Klitschko lands flush and gets the attention of Haye. And a left gets in for Klitschko. Jab lands for Klitschko. Haye gets in a right. Round to Klitschko.

Klitschko 49 Haye 46

ROUND 6
1-2 lands for Klitschko. Right hand from Klitschko just grazes Haye. More feinting and dodging from Haye. Some boos from the crowd. Jab lands for Klitschko. Right hand from Klitschko blasts through the guard of Haye. Jab lands for Haye now. They trade jabs. Stiff jab from Klitschko snaps the head back of Haye. Klitschko pushes Haye down to the canvas when he jumps in with a wild right. Stif jab lands for Klitschko. Haye lands a couple of jabs to the body. Right hand from Klitschko just grazes Haye again. Uneventful round that Klitschko wins.

Klitschko 59 Haye 55

ROUND 7
Jab lands for Klitschko. Haye retreats. They trade jabs. Haye gets in a right, but Klitschko just eats it. Haye falls to the canvas again. Awwwwww...the ref actually takes a point from Klitschko for allegedly pushing him down. Wow. Jab lands for Klitschko. Haye retreats. Another jab lands for Klitschko. Yawn! Haye gets in a quick left hook. Right from Haye is blocked. Not much from either guy. Ugly round, but I'll give it to Klitschko, making it an even 9-9 round after the point deduction.

Klitschko 68 Haye 64

ROUND 8
Haye on the retreat and the crowd boos some more. Jab lands for Klitschko. Haye just grazes him with a right. Another jab lands for Klitschko. Left hook lands for Klitschko. Haye gets in a left to the body. This fight is terrible! Haye falls to the ground again when a Klitschko left hand touches the top of his head. This is like watching a soccer game when the players fake an injury. Jab lands for Klitschko. Haye misses with a 1-2. More boos from the crowd. Round to Klitschko.

Klitschko 78 Haye 73

ROUND 9
Klitschko bouncing up and down on his toes now. STIFF jab lands for Klitschko. Haye gets in a big right, but he eats a left hook from Klitschko. More retreating from Haye. Right hand from Klitschko just grazes Haye. Another right gets in for Klitschko. Jab from Klitschko snaps the head back of Haye. More bobbing and weaving from Haye. Haye falls to the canvas again after jumping in and missing. Left hook lands for Klitschko. They trade jabs. Another stiff jab lands for Klitschko. Haye gets in a right. Another right lands for Klitschko. Haye lands a right to the body. Round to Klitschko.

Klitschko 88 Haye 82

ROUND 10
They trade jabs. Klitschko lands a couple more jabs. Right hand lands for Klitschko. STIFF jab lands for Klitschko. Haye retreats. Jab lands for Klitschko. Jab from Klitschko lands again with ease. Haye retreats; Klitschko stalks. They trade jabs. Haye lands a right and then flops to the canvas again. He gets a warning from the ref for diving to the canvas. Stiff jab lands for Klitschko. Haye lands a jab. Klitschko gets in a right. Round to Klitschko.

Klitschko 98 Haye 91

ROUND 11
Haye retreats. Jabs land for Klitschko. Haye flops to the canvas again. Wow...the ref calls it a knockdown. LOL. That's just great. Haye takes the count. LOL. This could go down as the biggest farce of a heavyweight fight ever. LOL. Haye misses with some wild punches. Klitschko lands a couple of jabs. Another jab lands for Klitschko. Nice right hand lands for Klitschko. More feinting, bobbing and weaving from Haye. Left hook lands for Klitschko. Big right hand misses for Haye and he buries his face into Klitschko's crotch as he falls to the canvas. LOL. Round to Klitschko.

Klitschko 108 Haye 99

ROUND 12
Jab lands for Klitschko. Another. Haye actually sneaks in a HARD right hand that forces Klitschko to hold on. Klitschko lands a right. 1-2 lands for Klitschko. Haye holds on. Left hook lands for Klitschko. Right hand lands for Klitschko. Haye retreats. They trade right hands. 1-2 from Haye is blocked. Right hand lands for Klitschko. Round to Klitschko.

Klitschko 118 Haye 108

Official judges scorecards:  117-109, 118-108, 116-110


COMPUBOX
Klitschko total punches: 134/509
Haye total punches: 72/290

Klitschko jabs: 105/376
Haye jabs: 36/171



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