David Haye released a statement on his official Hayemaker site, saying he's very happy with how the 7,000-seat ticket allocation he was given for his July 2 fight with Wladimir Klitschko has sold thus far, and that he expects many Brits in attendance in Hamburg:
"I am truly amazed at the amount of money my fans are spending to ensure they are in Hamburg to cheer me onto victory, there are going to be thousands of them see me knock out Wladimir, which will finally put an end to the misery and boredom he has inflicted on boxing and in particular the heavyweight division."
"My fans have been incredible, they are desperate to see me knock out the Klitschko Sisters. A lot of them have cancelled their Summer holidays with their loved ones so they can come to Hamburg instead, the Hayemaker invasion of Hamburg is well and truly underway, I cannot be more delighted at the response of the public."
We are now just about a month away from arguably the most highly-anticipated fight of 2011, a fight that has been desired for the last three years but never happened, with numerous starts and stops and contracts signed and then dropped. Haye (25-1, 23 KO) is the first Klitschko opponent -- either brother -- in the last few years to even be given a slight chance to win, and in many ways the fight will determine the immediate future of heavyweight division. While the Klitschkos are very popular in Germany and other countries, and have a great many fans around the world, there is no denying that more people than Haye consider their domination to be dull and lacking in excitement. Haye is sort of the opposite of the composed, gentlemanly brothers, and in some respects is exactly what the division needs as a shake-up figure, win or lose on July 2.
On a personal note, I am pumped for this fight. I keep trying to tell myself to lower my expectations to "heavyweight good," but I just don't see this being less than an intense fight.
Also, those still looking to purchase tickets to the fight, go here. I don't get anything if you do, I just thought I'd post the info.