To be fair Ruiz was a mandatory fight and the Audley fight made sense.
Fight Audley knock him out easily make £10 mill
Fight some European top 10 contender, knock him out easily and make £2 mill.
It was a business decision from Haye, and a good one. The way I see it with Haye is that there's no middle ground, he's either an absolute disgrace or he's a world beater capable of beating Wlad on his day. You've got to recognise that apart from Wlad K, Haye is probably the best heavyweight on the planet, and by some distance. Vitali is shot to bits, Haye would absolutely make mince meat of him, I'm sure of that.
Think it's pretty obvious as well that Haye rode on the back of the Klits names when he first moved up to HW, he was never going to fight them at that point, it was all a publicity stunt to get his name in the mix, if you can't see that then you're stupid. He needed a fight or two, beat Valuev and then go after the Klits, that was the sensible way of doing things, because if he had fought Vitali/Wlad straight away and lost his career would have been over.