Wladimir Klitschko v Fast Eddie
Well, as no-one has posted anything, I thought I'd mention that Wlad beat Fast Eddie with a KO12 about 5 seconds form the End.
It was PPV on Primetime (never heard of them) on VirginMedia cable here in Londinium (London to you) and it was very basic. Big Wlad, all 6ft 6+" and 245lbs was far to big for Fast Eddie. The tactic was quite simply one of Left Jab, Right Cross. Leave the left hand in his Face to distract and try to plant the Big Right Cross. It was wholly uncompetitive and I think Wlad only took one decent punch to the Face.
Shortcomings? Wlad's head was stuck up in the air throughout. He never moves it and only goes back in a straight line. There was no lateral movement, no feinting, no combination punches, 1 (yep, I counted it) Uppercut, and the only Hook I saw was the one that laid out Eddie.
Manny Steward was amusing (inadvertently) when advising Wlad that "he knows now that you're no Dummy so let the Hands go". He didn't.
The KO when it arrived, was right out of the Blue. It was a Hook (probably the first of the night) and Eddie was OUT. He went down like he was dead and ended lying across the bottom strand of rope. He was out for sometime and needed some medical care. The ungenerous thought occured to me that if he'd gone down in the first, he'd have saved himself quite a bit of pain and punishment.
Wlad may be too big for David Haye but I think the the tactics will be very different with lots of lateral movement, Head movement, Feinting and much heavier punches. He could shock Wlad.
(But I could be completely wrong).