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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.

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