Inspired by their impending
clash in Germany on November 7th 2009, I simulated a fight between David Haye
and Nikolai Valuev in my own award-winning boxing game, Reach. As with
all contests in my games, it was a wildly entertaining affair! Here's how it
unfolded - as told by 30 high quality screenshots...
A confident David Haye strolls to the ring.
Confidence wanes as a 7ft Valuev looms at ringside!
Even the referee is taken aback by the size of Valuev.
The size difference seems
insurmountable as the 2 fighters circle each other.
David Haye sets a precedent by aiming
Haye continues to make progress by
focusing on the stomach.
Valuev begins to respond with effortless jabs and forces Haye to block.
A shot gets through to Haye's face and
sends him reeling across the ring.
Haye slumps to the floor and all seems
lost in the 1st round.
Haye survives to the 2nd round and
begins aiming VERY low!
Valuev is put on the back-foot, but dodges jabs surprisingly well.
Haye winds up his right hand for a
shot to the head.
An unbelievably powerful Haye-maker
sends Valuev reeling!
Valuev collapses to the floor in a rare knockdown.
Valuev returns to his feet promptly and claims not be hurt as the round ends.
Haye begins pulling at Valuev's body
and makes him feel small.
Another powerful headshot unsettles
Valuev falls to one knee by the ropes
and finally seems vulnerable.
Valuev returns to his feet and slows
the match down by clutching Haye.
Valuev weighs heavy on Haye and stalks
his weakened opponent.
A stiff left hand from Valuev knocks
Haye off his feet!
Haye returns to his feet and winds up
the right hand for another Haye-maker.
A thunderous right hook connects
perfectly and flattens the giant.
Valuev survives into the 6th round and begins to rain punches down on Haye,
knocking him down twice.
In a controversial finish worthy of a
wrestling match, Valuev throws out a wild right hand that knocks down both Haye
AND the referee!!!
There is controversy as Haye gets away
with not being counted out as there was no referee to do it. Upon regaining
consciousness, the referee awards a TKO victory to Valuev regardless.
The messy final scorecard after lots of knockdowns. Valuev also wins on points.
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