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David Haye Rips Klitschkos, Arreola: Retirement Still On

By Mark Vester

WBA heavyweight champion David Haye had plenty to say when he recently went face to face with IBO/WBO/IBF champion Wladimir Klitschko in New York City to announce their upcoming fight on July 2 in Hamburg, Germany. 

Haye said he was hoping to become a much bigger star in the United States but the lack of heavyweights coming up was a big problem.

“I was anticipating some young hungry Americans would be on the horizon. But the only hungry American you’ve got is Chris Arreola and he’s hungry in the kitchen and not the ring. Unfortunately, that’s the state of American heavyweight boxing,” Haye told the New York Post.

Contrary to some of his recent comments, Haye said that he still plans to retire in October, when he turns 31-years-old.

“I’ve set that date from when I was young and I always try to stick to my goals,” he said. “You have timelines and if you achieve what you want to achieve in those timelines why not stick to your goals?”

He wants complete one final task - to rid boxing of the Klitschko brothers, who the British fighter is blaming for boxing's decline.

"You and your brother have killed boxing," Haye told Wladimir. "I'm here to save it."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by crazyboy867 on 04-27-2011

haye dissed arreola nicely...haha

Comment by lfc19titles on 04-27-2011

haha so many people are going to be eating their words when haye k0s wlad

Comment by Gratide on 04-27-2011

Haye is doing a good job selling the fight , but he will get his azze kicked . time has ran out for the big mouth braggart !

Comment by UglyPug on 04-27-2011

two gunz - monte barret! lol and ruiz dotted his eye up real nice with his jab. then he won a controversial decision against a physically handicap man, in which after talking about how boring and disgraceful the klitschko's are,…

Comment by UglyPug on 04-27-2011

haha haye is a disgrace to his country, and he knows he has to retire after this fight because of punishment, pain, and humiliation. him and his fans are delusional. i would still pick a few american heavyweights to beat…

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