“I have to be on my toes against Foreman!” – Haye looks forward to eWBSS QF
‘The Hayemaker’ David Haye will clash with the oldest Heavyweight World Champion in history as he challenges ‘Big George’ Foreman tonight at 5pm GMT in the fourth quarter finals of the ‘WWBSS Heavyweight Legends’ tournament.
In addition to fellow eWBSS quarterfinalist Evander Holyfield, Haye of Britain is one of two boxers in history to have unified the Cruiserweight World titles before becoming a World Heavyweight Champion. Despite his excellent pedigree, Haye is aware that he faces a major challenge as his eSport character clashes with the formidable Foreman.
“When I saw the draw for the ‘WBSS Heavyweight Legends’ tournament, I thought: Wow, that’s a terrible draw for me, I have to be on my toes against Foreman!” says Haye in real life for Thursday’s eWBSS quarterfinals. ‘I stand for one of the most powerful boxers in history! I’d better have my tech guy hack the computer to strengthen my punching resistance to give me half the chance! “
Foreman, who had both an esteemed amateur and professional career since winning gold at the 1968 Olympics before becoming a two-time Heavyweight World Champion, was known around the world to “The Rumble in Jungle” with Muhammad Ali in 1974.
‘Big George’ cemented his estate with a surprising comeback 20 years later when he eliminated Michael Moorer to unify the WBA and IBF titles and become the oldest world champion in heavyweight history in 45 years.
The ‘WBSS Heavyweight Legends’ tournament began on Monday, March 23, and there will be a fighting battle every night until the finals on Sunday, March 29. The hot ‘WBSS Heavyweight Legends’ tournament will be streamed on the World Boxing Super Series Facebook page at 5pm (GMT) daily.
The tournament, simulated on EA Sports’ Fight Night Champion, was created to provide some relief and entertainment for combat fans around the world during these test times.
Remaining eWBSS match ups:
QF4 – George Foreman vs. David Haye – Thursday, March 26
SF1 – Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier – Fri, March 27th
SF2 – Winner of QF3 vs Winner of QF4 – Sat, March 28th
Final – Winner of SF1 vs Winner of SF2 – Sun, March 29