Clutch wrote:As for Haye, he's shown his skill level is well below Wlad's, and Vitali, like his fight against Chisora, could beat him one handed.
Have to disagree with you there. Haye's not less skilled than either of the Klitschko brothers imho, he is simply physically at a disadvantage that his skill can't overcome. I mean Vitali is 6'7 and Wlad is 6'6 - both natural heavyweights.. Haye is 6'3 (which ain't small) but he's very small in the heavies, he gives up a lot of size to every opponent in the HW division. I mean, Chisora (6'1 btw) DWARFED Haye in this last fight.
Agreed. 100%. Wlad and Vitali use their natural advantages to maximum effect. Take Wlad, holding your opponent every time he tries to fight inside isn't a great skill, but it's effective. Wlad and Vitali's range of punching is very narrow; jabs, the occasional right cross and hook. Haye's range of punching and foot-placement is very broad.
The K-Bros style of Boxing is the long-ball tactic in 'Soccer'. It's not pretty, or particularly skilled, but it's very effective. I'm a big fan by the way, but I don't see a gulf in class in contrast to Haye.
I wouldn't be surprised if Boxing introduces a new weight-division over the next decade. As we all know, the HW standard has been raised to 200lbs. If that happens again a new division will be born. For now we'll unofficially call them - The K-Bros, Price, Fury - the Super Heavyweight's.