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Haye Gate-Crashes WBA Top Ten Rankings!

It seems that a period of inactivity, followed by a one round demolition of an overwhelmed opponent is enough to get you a top ten ranking these days.

Okay the fact that the person in question was once a former heavyweight champion might have something to do with it, but after three and a half years of inactivity does David Haye really deserve to be ranked as high as #9 by the WBA?

At a time when the heavyweight division is bubbling Haye seems to have been looked on favourably by the WBA authorities and many other heavyweights may feel as if it is a kick in the teeth for all those who have steadily built up their careers in the period where Haye has been out of the ring.

Of course, we all know Boxing is awash with politics and if Haye is to get the shot at the world title he craves then a top ten ranking will not harm his chances.

After his comeback fight, against Mark De Mori, Haye will be looking around for his next opponent, looking to improve on a record that reads 30-2-2 with 26 wins coming by the big knockout, but will he risk his top ten ranking against one of the fighters ranked above him?

If the fact that after less than two minutes of action his reputation has gotten him that top ten ranking, I reckon Haye will go for another ‘average’ opponent rather than risk his career and ego being damaged.

It’s a funny old sport ours is it not?


The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 20 2016

Time: 5:15PM

 

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