Haye Scores Five Knockdowns of Barrett En Route to 5th-Round KO

David Haye passed his first test at heavyweight with flying colors.

As our own Uatu predicted, opponent Monte Barrett was able to pick himself up off the mat more than once. But after getting knocked down twice in the third round and once in the fourth, the fifth time proved too much and led to a fifth-round KO victory for Haye.

The AP report said that Haye was also on the canvas twice, once on a push in the second round and again in the fifth, though it was ruled a slip. The win moves the former cruiserweight champion to 22-1 with 21 KO's and gives him a legitimate win at heavyweight as he attempts to chase the Klitschko brothers for their titles.

Vitaly Klitschko was ringside for the fight and would make more sense as an immediate match-up as he is coming off an October win over Samuel Peter. Haye would have to wait longer to face Wladimir Klitschko because he will be in action on Dec. 13 against Hasim Rahman.

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