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Haye being supported for early KO victory over Klitschko

| 01.07.2011

David Haye is being well supported as his heavyweight title unification bout with Wladimir Klitschko draws ever closer and there is money for the Brit securing a KO in the early rounds of the clash in Hamburg.

Despite the official weigh in confirming that Haye will be giving up just over 2st to the Ukrainian, punters still believe that he possesses the necessary punching power to down Klitschko.

All the formalities for the fight are now over, with the weigh in passing by without any serious incident and Haye remains 11/8 to retain his WBA heavyweight belt.

However, punters not only believe that Haye can register victory, but also believe that he can inflict a fourth stoppage defeat in Klitschko’s career.

It is 13/8 in the boxing odds that Haye wins by KO, but there is also some good money that the victory will be achieved in the early rounds of the bout.

Haye is 7/1 to triumph in the opening three rounds, while it is 3/1 that he secures victory at any time in the first half of the fight.

Punters expecting an especially quick outcome can take advantage of odds of 28/1 that Haye beats Klitschko inside a minute of the first round.

However, with Haye’s trash talking being a constant theme of the preliminaries of the fight, even some British fight fans would gladly see their fighter beaten.

Klitschko has earned some respect through remaining dignified despite the insults and he is the 8/13 favourite to beat Haye.

Meanwhile, Klitschko is 5/4 to beat Haye by KO and 25/1 that he sticks by his statement of stopping the Brit in the final round.

Many punters agree that the fight will be settled inside the distance and it is 3/10 that the encounter does not reach the final bell.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.