Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

David Haye: I Don't Think Vitali Really Wants To Fight

By Phil D. Jay

Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye will postpone his retirement after finally admitting that he never followed through on his words in his last fight with Wladimir Klitschko.

Haye, 30, talked up his chances of unifying the heavyweight division against the younger Klitschko brother only to lose his title in a whimper, citing a toe injury for hampering his ability to box to his full potential.

Speculation had mounted that Haye would delay his retirement and after speaking to German newspaper Bild in the last couple of weeks, the ‘Hayemaker’ has finally opened up to British reporter Gareth A. Davies of The Daily Telegraph.

"I wasn’t firing on all cylinders, for whatever reason,” Haye admitted.

“It wasn’t the real me in there, and you always want to go out showing everybody what you really have.

"So if I go out there and give 100%, I know I have a good chance of beating Vitali.

“The only way I can prove that I can do what I said before I faced Wladimir, is go out there and redeem myself in my mind against Vitali. At 100% fit, you would see the real fighter I have in me out there.

“I’d still fight Wladimir again, too. Vitali and Wladimir are the only two fights on the planet I would break my retirement plans for.

“It’s not about money for me. I know I underachieved against Wladimir.”

There has been continuing statements from WBC champion Vitali Klitschko that he wants to ‘knock out Haye’ for comments he made about the brothers before the July fight with Waldimir and he is the favorite to face the Briton in what would be a do or die fight for Haye’s boxing reputation.

"Vitali said after the Adamek fight that he wanted to fight me now. But I think it’s all talk. He realized he was not going to get any headlines for knocking out Adamek, so he threw my name out there. For some reason I don’t really think he wants to do it. If they contact us, and talk to us and are serious about it, I’ll consult my team."

Phil D. Jay covers the boxing scene for worldboxingnews.net

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sadistic on 09-24-2011

[QUOTE=Freedom.;11195604]David Haye used to be a fraud, but now he's just a joke. Only the most severely retarded would take anything he says seriously now.[/QUOTE] Quoted for the truth.

Comment by Sadistic on 09-24-2011

[IMG]http://i.obozrevatel.com/10/1052580/330x220_652644.jpg[/IMG]

Comment by Sadistic on 09-24-2011

Wladimir Klitschko vs David Haye THE FACTS Haye was scared [COLOR="Black"]s[/COLOR]hitless. He was afraid to engage with Wlad. He was in survival mode the entire fight. He was running like a scared girl from Wlad the whole fight and was…

Comment by Money Shot on 09-24-2011

Hellenius is the better fight, but the money isn't near the same and money talks. Vitali deserves a big high profile fight in the UK, let's get it on! Vitali was playing with Adamek in Poland, Haye won't get the…

Comment by gayfish on 09-24-2011

david wtf? you need to fight vitali and stop all these thrash talking. its not really that entertaining anymore.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (58)
Top Headlines Team Parker Dare 'Glass Chin' Joshua To Accept 65-35 or Else Devon Alexander Out-Classes Castillo in First Fight in Two Years Gennady Golovkin is Honored By The Mayor of Mexico City Miguel Cruz Conquers, Cuts David Grayton, Wins Decision Arum: Terence Crawford Will Face Horn-Corcoran Winner Next Bellew's Coach Rejects Tyson Fury For 12/17: No Way! Jerwin Ancajas Headed For Big 2018, 'SuperFly' in His Future? Dillian Whyte Erupts: Tony Bellew is a Coward, Disgusting Attitude! Parker Promoter: Joshua is A Lot of Hype, Softer Than Wilder Antoine Douglas vs. Spike O'Sullivan on Saunders-Lemieux Card Euro News: Robert Helenius Update, Soro, Madsen, Jur, More Sullivan Barrera: Valera Just Tried to Survive in Loss to Bivol Floyd Mayweather Inks Deal To Be Character in New Poker Game Errol Spence: My Goal is To Unify Welterweight Division in 2018 Groves-Eubank WBSS Semifinal Set for February 17 in Manchester Devon Alexander: My Opioid Addiction Kept Me Out of The Ring Cotto Recalls KO Win Over Ricardo Torres Put Him "On the Map" Duva: Kovalev Still Man to Beat in Light Heavyweight Division Tony Bellew Has Options in Fallout of David Haye Rematch Zolani Tete Explains Record Breaking Knockout, The Aftermath Frank Warren on Frampton's Win, Tete's Big KO, Conlan's Loss Saunders: Khan on Celeb Show For 100K, Fight Brook For Millions! Golovkin's Promoter: We're Ready, Canelo Just Has To Say "Yes' Bellew's Coach: We Are Devastated That David Haye Withdrew Arum: HBO's Nelson is an Amateur, SHO's Espinoza is Competent! Kovalev's Return a Reminder of Prolonged Stevenson Frustration Jacobs: First Fight Was 50-50 - 100% I Win The Golovkin Rematch! Zolani Tete Dares Ryan Burnett To Get in The Ring, Unify Belts Cyborg Still Plans To Pursue Boxing Run Despite New UFC Deal Photos: Miguel Cotto Grinding Hard For Sadam Ali Showdown Photos: Devon Alexander, Walter Castillo - Ready For Battle Photos: Mayweather Foundation Annual Thanksgiving Giveaway Photos: Gennady Golovkin Visits Children's Hospital in Mexico Amir Khan Fails, Screams in First 'I'm A Celebrity Bushtucker Trial' Golovkin: If Canelo Doesn't Want To Fight, I Want The WBO Belt Mayweather Boxing + Fitness Readies For Launch in Los Angeles Bellew Could Have Interim Fight Depending on Haye's Rehab Time Hearn: David Haye Was Distraught, I've Never Seen Him Like That AIBA, Wu Reach Agreement - Wu To Step Down From His Post Nico Hernandez vs. Jozsef Ajtai Set For December 2
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement