Unbelievable -- I stand so corrected. Hayes did it. He beat Valuev. A unanimous points decision. My displeasure at being proved wrong is massively outweighed by my delight.
What lesson may we learn from this, ladies? We may conclude that we, too, have a shot at beating a guy who's seven inches taller, 98 pounds heavier, and has five inches of reach over us -- if we're good enough.
I didn't think it was possible. That's right: I was a defeatist. I thought, "That's just unrealistic -- maybe if the guy can't fight at all, but not if he's Valuev. Olmaz." But I was absolutely wrong. I haven't been able to figure out where to watch this, yet, but it sounds as if Haye did everything right. And it actually worked.
David Haye: Feminist hero for our age.