David Haye vs. Arnold Gjergjaj Boxing Preview, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/21/16
Boxing: Saturday, May 21, 2016 (The O2 Arena)
The Line: David Haye -6250 / Arnold Gjergja +2500 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
David Haye and Arnold Gjergjaj fight Saturday afternoon at The O2 Arena in London.
David Haye enters this fight with a 27-2 record that includes 25 knockouts. Haye has won five of his last six fights and is coming off a January win over Mark de Mori. Haye doesn’t need much of an introduction, as he’s one of the top boxers of this generation and one of the ultimate knockout artists of the sport. Haye has ridiculous power in both hands and a mean right hand that has ended majority of his fights. Even as he approaches 36 in October, nine of Haye’s last 10 wins have come by knockout. It’s only a matter of time before Haye catches his opponent with an uppercut or a right, and even guys with good chins tend to taste the canvas. This will be Haye’s 14th fight in London, his birthplace.
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Arnold Gjergjaj enters this fight with a 29-0 record that includes 21 knockouts. This will be Gjergjaj’s fourth fight since 2015, and he’s coming off a December win over Marino Goles. Gjergjaj has a very impressive record until you learn his top two opponents in his career are probably Denis Bakhtov and Janne Katajisto. This is easily the biggest fight and the biggest opponent Gjergjaj has ever dealt with. Either way, Gjergjaj is no pushover, as he does a fine job of stepping into his punches and has won 10 of his last 12 bouts by knockout. The Cobra will certainly have a chance to prove himself to the world in this fight. This will be Gjergjaj’s second time fighting outside of Switzerland.
Not sure how else to explain it other than the fact Gjergjaj will leave this bout with a loss on his record. Gjergjaj has spent his whole career fighting below par fighters in Switzerland, guys who a lot of them spent majority of the fight covering their face and afraid to fight back. Haye is just a different level of boxer, and I’ve seen nothing from Gjergjaj that indicates he’s ready for that.
Haye in an ugly fight that likely results in a knockout.