By Donald “Braveheart” Stewart
“Possibly the weirdest thing I heard this week was that George Groves, 23-3, 18 KO’s had given David Haye, 28-2, 26 KO’s a black eye.”
I wrote that last week. Had I been some kind of God or even pretended to be one I could not have known just how prophetic or even ironic I was being. That is because I saw not one but two of the strangest heavyweight fights in one night. Let me start with the first ever defeat of the man they call “The Cobra”. Arnold Gjergjaj, 29-1, 21 KO’s was meant to be a test. David Haye was supposed to show us how much he could fight, ready to be a contender, meant to be in the ring with world level guys as he lasted the rounds against an opponent who could fight. In the end it lasted for a round and a half… And even that short many in the crowd were struggling to fight sleep… Inside the arena there were boos. Online there was vitriol.