Saturday, November 7, 2009

Life Imitates Art, Pugilistically

The action from Haye-Valuev resembled nothing so much as the famous fights between James Bond and Jaws in the Roger Moore era. In both cases the little man came out on top.

One gigantic mistake from Valuev was his unwillingness to clinch and lean on Haye. I'm not complaining, mind you, because with Valuev grabbing the fight would have been simply unwatchable, but Valuev would have had a better chance to slow Haye down and sap some of the strength in his legs had he brought his 320 pounds to bear a bit more often. I wasn't watching too closely, but I don't think Valuev leaned down on Haye more than half a dozen times the entire 12 rounds.

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