Last Saturday Wladimir Klitschko defeated British boxer David Haye in Hamburg, Germany for the WBA title, scoring a unanimous points victory after 12 rounds. This match unified the WBA title with Wladimir’s other boxing titles: WBO, IBF, IBO and the Ring heavyweight championships. The remaining WBC world boxing title is held by his brother Vitali which they’ve vowed never to box each other – a promise made to their mother.
Haye blamed his defeated on a previously broken little toe that prevented him from delivering his patented ‘hay-maker’ punch, which he was quick to reveal to the TV cameras right after the match. Also Haye’s team accused Klitschko’s camp of fans stepping on the broken toe, and German doctors handing out banned substances before the fight. Some argue that if his injury were such an obstacle, then he should have rescheduled the fight since this was to be his last before retiring.
While Wladimir won, many critics come out of the woodwork to blame both brothers of having ‘boring’ matches if their wins don’t come via knockout. Upcoming possible opponents next for the Klitschkos could be two Britons, Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury.