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Old 05-05-2010, 02:05 PM   #31
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You wouldn't, but casual punters would. Haye's strategy so far has been to get as high a profile as possible - particularly via the masterstroke freakshow with Valuev - as quickly as possible. His stated aim of being retired in under two years means getting as much exposure as possible in the mainstream media, and an Audley fight gives him that much more effectively - and with much less risk - than a fight with a top ten fighter who isn't called Klitschko. Think Calzaghe/ Manfredo, and then ask yourself if it's quite so unthinkable. Haye gets his profile raised further by an easy nights work, and then goes back to the Klits with extra bargaining chips.
There is one flaw in this masterplan....even casual fans know that Audley is complete shite
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:11 PM   #32
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Being knocked flat by Sprott, losing to Rogan and losing to perennial bottler Dominic Guinn isn't the mark of a legend, is it?
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:12 PM   #33
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What planet are people on if they think casual fans are going to pay to see Fraudley Harrison fight? The guy has been considered a joke by the general public for about 6 years now. After his fighting taxi drivers, defeats and the crap about still believing he will be world champ he is a comedy figure to the general public.

All a fight like this will do is harm Haye's reputation. He is beginning to get known by the general public and fighting a nobody (which is what he is in terms of the top rankings) will harm Hayes reputation. People will just say he isn't a proper champ and is fighting bums.

He would be better off fighting an unheard of Russian with a padded record. At least they could sell him as undefeated. How the hell will they sell Audley Harrison to the public?

"That's right Joe Public the 38 year old A-Force is now on PPV. The man who won a gold medal 10 years ago and told you all he would be Heavyweight champion and took 1 million of your taxes to fight bums has finally arrived. The man who hammered numerous great fighters before coming unstuck in the 2005 Fight of the year against Danny Williams and has since only been beaten by world class fighters such as Guinn, Sprotts and Rogan. The man who against great adversity managed to win 3 3 round fights against journeymen in Prizefighter and beat Sprott" Cue Interview with Audley telling us all it is fate and he will be Heavyweight Champ.

Good Grief!
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:17 PM   #34
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y would sky want this in fairness the casual fan is gonna be pissed to pay 20 to watch haye ko1
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Old 05-05-2010, 04:22 PM   #35
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This would be a hard sell to the casual fan. Harrison is widely recognised as a joke by everyone.
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Old 05-05-2010, 04:48 PM   #36
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Haye isn't stupid, he knows he'll be eaten alive if he gets it on with A-Force.
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Old 05-05-2010, 04:52 PM   #37
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If Haye gets spanked by 'Doctor Pink Gloves' then a domestic beat up of Audley would be fun
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Old 05-05-2010, 04:54 PM   #38
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What planet are people on if they think casual fans are going to pay to see Fraudley Harrison fight? The guy has been considered a joke by the general public for about 6 years now. After his fighting taxi drivers, defeats and the crap about still believing he will be world champ he is a comedy figure to the general public.

All a fight like this will do is harm Haye's reputation. He is beginning to get known by the general public and fighting a nobody (which is what he is in terms of the top rankings) will harm Hayes reputation. People will just say he isn't a proper champ and is fighting bums.

He would be better off fighting an unheard of Russian with a padded record. At least they could sell him as undefeated. How the hell will they sell Audley Harrison to the public?

"That's right Joe Public the 38 year old A-Force is now on PPV. The man who won a gold medal 10 years ago and told you all he would be Heavyweight champion and took 1 million of your taxes to fight bums has finally arrived. The man who hammered numerous great fighters before coming unstuck in the 2005 Fight of the year against Danny Williams and has since only been beaten by world class fighters such as Guinn, Sprotts and Rogan. The man who against great adversity managed to win 3 3 round fights against journeymen in Prizefighter and beat Sprott" Cue Interview with Audley telling us all it is fate and he will be Heavyweight Champ.

Good Grief!


Audley Harrison = journeyman

God only knows what would happen if he was stuck in with Haye.
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Old 05-05-2010, 04:57 PM   #39
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I couldn't think of a worse fight for Haye. Audley's aggression and fearless approach to fighting mean Haye would be in trouble.

Don't do it, David.
Why take a harder fight against the King Audley who should be knighted for his services to boxing, for less money and no reward when he could have an easy fight for more money and a belt against the china chinned weak jabbing eastern european bum that is Wlad.

If he wants a make time fight he should fight the likes of the washed up americans like Sam Peter and Areola for instance.

In all seriousness though, this is the fight we all want to see if Haye has to wait for a Klit or even after he has fought a Klit.
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:26 PM   #40
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There is one flaw in this masterplan....even casual fans know that Audley is complete shite
Casual fans filled the Millenium Stadium... It's sad but true. Haye is a businessman - a sensible position given his vocation - and his priority is to make a shitload of money. If that involves Audley - fine.
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:18 AM   #41
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We'd all buy Haye v A-Force on SBO.


Don't pretend you wouldn't.
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