I first heard about this fight and Valuev a few weeks ago. Saw some film of him, and thought, wow... a giant who can actually move, and fight.
It was sad to see the way he handled other boxers, all very big guys too. For Haye to even step into the ring with him was extraordinary in my opinion.
I totally agree with you that this is a remarkable outcome, and I strongly feel that if people want to fight, they should be allowed to. The key is mutual consent.