Re: David Haye of today vs Ron Lyle (of the Foreman fight)
i'm not an expert on breaking down styles but i'll give it a shot...
lyle has a much better jab and is relatively durable (RELATIVELY). haye is far quick, both of hand and foot, and throws superior combinations.
hayes comes out with a commanding first round, knocking down lyle and asserting himself. lyle takes over by the third with his jab and even scores a flash knockdown as haye comes in. haye paces himself and takes some rounds off, moving away from lyle.
lyle has a lead by the 6th but haye is coming back on, ambushing lyle and scoring heavy heavy blows. as he gasses going for the kill in the 9th, lyle clinches wisely and gets more and more physical. turning the fight into an inside brawl, haye is outgunned strength wise and lyle uses his superior physicality to rough him up on the inside.
haye finally establishes some distance and tries to win from the outside. lyle is with him jab for jab though and keeps it competitive into the championship rounds as haye slows down a touch.
Lyle SD in a match that demands a return