Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 2/4/14
Where are the Editorial Standards of Today's Boxing Sites? In a recent article by Rob Blakeman, boxing website Boxing News 24 posited the theory that former WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko might have retired so as to duck David Haye. Yes, you read that right, and it wasn't in a satirical context either. Someone actually proposed that Dr. Ironfist vacated his championship so as to not have to fight David Haye, and got it published on a major boxing news website. Nevermind that Klischko said he was retiring to pursue his political ambitions, and those ambitions have been manifest dating back to 2004, lending a weighty sense of credibility to his stated reason. Boxing News 24 and Blakeman say it was David Haye who chased Klitschko out of boxing. Their proof? They have none, or nothing that meets the definition "evidence or argument establishing a fact or the truth of a statement" to a reasonable degree. Blakeman started with a Klitschko camp statement after Big Vitali's fight with
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