Looking back on this video, it seems so very long ago. David Haye chased down Wladimir Klitschko at the ExCeL in London and confronted him about a fight. Haye was still cruiserweight champion of the world at the time, and Wladimir told him that he'd have to earn a shot. Haye got the better of this exchange by far, and set the tone for three years of talk about the fight we'll finally see on Saturday.
When this all went down, Manny Pacquiao was still fighting at super featherweight, Oscar de la Hoya was still a semi-active fighter looking for that rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr, Ricky Hatton was still the top dog at 140 pounds, and other notable things that are no longer true.
Three years of serious talk, trash talk, failed negotiations, more talk, more failed negotiations, and more talk. In that time David Haye has made clear he's a money man at heavyweight, and Wladimir has simply strengthened his position as the best in the world along with his brother, Vitali. It still seems a little crazy that we're less than 48 hours away from finally seeing Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye put this thing to bed.