Haye: I've Agreed To Vitali's Terms, Let's Do The Fight
By Phil D. Jay
Former world heavyweight champion David Haye has stated that his next bout against Vitali Klitschko is already signed and sealed and is certain the fight will take place at some point in 2013.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, the Londoner claimed that Vitali needed him for a defining fight in his career, which would be his biggest fight since his last loss to Lennox Lewis almost ten years ago.
"In my opinion next year he will want to fight again at some stage and he will want a big fight," Haye told the 24 hour Sports news channel. "I'm the biggest fight out there and he knows that, he's not stupid.
"The WBC are happy for me to fight him, they know I'm the only guy out there to challenge him. What's fighting more guys like Manuel Charr going to do for him? He's never had a 'superfight'.
"The biggest fight he had was at two weeks’ notice against Lennox Lewis and he lost that. Other than that he's never had any big fights, only fighting opponents that people know he could never lose to.
"I really smash my body up to make a fight easy and I wouldn't want to do that for anything other than the richest prize in sport.
"For the WBC title I will punish myself and do what I have to do. Other than that I can't be bothered,” he stated, almost certainly ruling out a domestic battle with Tyson Fury.
The newly-turned 32 year-old then went as far as confirming that negotiations between the camps are not needed as the fight was rubberstamped previously before Haye chose to face Dereck Chisora and Klitschko switched his attention to Charr.
"The fight has already been agreed, the contract's done - the money, the split, everything. We don't need a new contract," said Haye, who suffered a landslide points loss to WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO king Wladimir in 2011.
"I will have to have a rematch with Vitali or Wladimir, whoever they decide, then against one of them again after that. As long as I get the opportunity to win that title," he added.
Phil D. Jay covers boxing for worldboxingnews.net
[QUOTE=Andrew5550;12615235]Correct me if i'm wrong but ... Didn't Haye KO Chisora in brutal fashion; something that Chisora couldn't do?[/QUOTE] Well if Chisora could KO himself in brutal fashion, that would indeed be an unusual achievement!Comment by Dave Rado on 10-18-2012
[QUOTE=Cuban Linx;12614943]Who want's the fight? It's the Brits and their entitled fan base. Whenever one fighter from GB accuses another fighter of ducking the entitled fan base goes crazy. Look what happened with Khan and Bradley. The Brits were on…Comment by Dave Rado on 10-18-2012
[QUOTE=BoxingGenius27;12614783]No he doesn't. Unless you're saying Wlad is now 2nd to Mayweather in defense, no he doesn't.[/QUOTE] He's second to Mayweather in not getting hit. Whether a purist would call what he does in order not to get hit defence…Comment by Ravens Fan on 10-18-2012
[QUOTE=RossCA;12613546]Vitali is getting away from Haye like Lewis got away from Vitali after their first fight. This is Vitali's biggest fight and he will be remembered for ducking David Haye (his biggest threat) if he never fights him.[/QUOTE] As it…Comment by B-Bomber on 10-18-2012
[QUOTE=Superflo777;12615570]I'm not saying he's a better fighter in any way, only his chin is possibly better. He took Vitali's and Helenius' best shots and Haye said he has one of the toughest chins he had ever seen. [B]Should I say…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (108)