Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Shirt That Delighted, The Shirt That Disgusted: GIF Spotlight

As best as I can tell, this footage is from a now defunct outlet's interview, The Fight Countdown. But if they're out there somewhere and I've missed it, credit to them. Either way, this is from back when the heavyweight division's controversy, almost incomprehensibly, was about a mere shirt. Former cruiserweight champion and heavyweight titlist David Haye had been preparing to destroy the division's giant brothers, the Klitschkos, and he had a shirt to display his intentions, portraying himself with Wladimir and Vitali's severed heads. The controversy was that the Klitschko family found this appalling and over the line. Amusingly, Wladimir's dear friend and HOF trainer, Emanuel Steward, took one look at Haye's shirt and he could not be more enthused!

David's only fought four times since his unanimous decision defeat to Wladimir Klitschko in 2011, thanks in part to being riddled with injuries from a grueling sport. That said, he is scheduled to fight Tony Bellew this year. Even despite the inactivity, he may be able to get another big win on his record. Either way, making Emanuel this happy is one of the biggest wins you can ask for, if you ask me.

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