Originally Posted by McGrain
And I didn't say they weren't.
You don't see how Haye's total inability to compete with his only elite opponent on any level, that he didn't even try to win might not be relevant in his competing with another elite opponent?
Haye didn't just lose - he shat his pants and gave up on trying to win. Immediately. He offered almost nothing. He knew he was being beaten out of sight - and he didn't do anything. It's extraordinary, really, that people still think of him highly enough to make these type of fights. But I suppose he's fast and looks the part. He might be competitive with ATG heavies, but I personally don't see it that way.
McGrain has accurately summed up Haye in his several posts on this thread. Largely due to his mental make-up, Haye is less than the sum of his parts.
The broken toe malarkey was cringeworthy in it's embarrasment - do you think guys like Dempsey, Frazier, Marciano and others would whine about a broken toe after a loss? They are made of sterner stuff - they are fighters, David Haye is a good athlete who happens to be a part-time boxer. If the competitive flame truly burned within his heart, he would call out Wlad for a rematch, not go for his older declining Brother.
It is the equivalent to Jimmy Connors losing to John McEnroe and then calling out his brother Patrick. It is a disgrace to the legendary brave men who have been Heavyweight Champion of the World, and the dozens of brave men who failed valiantly to take the title. It is symbolic of the reasons also why boxing is going down the toilet year by year.