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Ruslan Chagaev, Dr. Steelhammer Will See You Now

by on Jun.09, 2009, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

By Jeff Prior

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We won’t be seeing Dave Haye in action on June 20th, and HBO is taking a pass – but enter Ruslan Chagaev and the show will go on.  Jeff Pryor takes a look at the upcoming heavyweight match-up.

Photo © Marty Rosengarten (

Photo © Marty Rosengarten (

Who wasn’t looking forward to Wladimir Klitschko versus David Haye? For many, the British bomber had become the one ray of hope in the dredges of the heavyweight division. A rarity in that he is young, not fat, has power, lets his hands go, gets knocked down, gets back up, knocks people out and runs his mouth, Haye was as promising a proposition as anyone had seen north of 200lbs for sometime.

Regardless of who you favored, you wanted to see one or the other, Klitschko or Haye get knocked out. Whether because of Wlad’s safety filled fisticuffs or Haye’s heads-off-tshirt-haranguing, someone deserved to get laid out.

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