At 7 feet tall, Nikolai Valuev is not short of nick names in his chosen profession which is boxing, come to think of it, he will not be short of nick name in any profession he chooses as you don’t see 7 feet tall man or woman on the streets that often. Boxing promoters daubed him “Beast from the East”, others call him Man Mountain, and other yet calls him Goliath.
His sheer height and weight gives him huge advantages over his opponent. Over his opponent in the WBA heavyweight title fight today, Valuev had 11 inches height advantage and he is 7 stones heavier but David Haye, 29-year-old Londoner became the David that indeed slayed the Goliath Valuev at Nuremberg, Germany on the 7th of November on points. The three judges scored the fight 116-112, 116-112 and 114-114 to make make David Haye the new WBA heavyweight champion.
Before the match, most commentators were expecting Valuev to win the fight, most boxing fans are probably expecting a Valuev, bookmakers said there was about four times more money being placed on a Valuev win than on Haye win.