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

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dave Rado on 10-18-2012

[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)
Top Headlines Ben Hall Faces Carson Jones For WBC Regional at SSE Arena Kai Robin Havnaa vs. Ihar Karavaeu on November 5th Felix Diaz: Crawford, Garcia, Broner Have All Ducked Me Ryan Martin Working With Abel Sanchez, Eyes December Return Why Arum Turned Down HBO PPV To Handle Pacquiao-Vargas Himself Vargas, in Victory, is Open To Face Anyone Next - Mayweather Too Schaefer: Canelo Beats Golovkin, I Would Have Already Made It! DiBella Forced To Withdraw Remaining 2016 NY Fight Dates Roach: Canelo-Cotto Rematch Will Happen Before Canelo-Golovkin Orlando Cruz Promises Historical Title Win Over Terry Flanagan Koncz: Manny Pacquiao is 100% Ready For Jessie Vargas Nicola Adams in Talks To Join Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Frank Warren Not Pleased With How Jamie Cox's Win Played Out Leo Santa Cruz Says Father's Illness Was a Factor in Frampton Loss Roach: Mayweather Will Fight Again, He's Looking For Pacquiao Pacquiao Credits His Discipline in Juggling Tough Schedule Orlando Cruz Vows To Beat Flanagan: I Will Be First Gay Champ! Video: Jesus Cuellar Very Eager To Finally Face Mares Roach Doubts Canelo is Serious About Cotto: He Won't Fight Us! Video: Abner Mares Discusses New Trainer, Cuellar Title Shot Crawford's Opponent in Place, Going To Contracts, Says Arum Video: Robert Garcia on Brandon Rios, Mares-Cuellar, More Pacquiao vs. Vargas: No Delay Broadcast of PPV, Says Arum Video: Richard Schaefer Talks Return, Mayweather, Canelo-GGG Roach: Golovkin May Need To Jump To 175 For More Recognition Photos: Cuellar, Mares Go Face To Face at Los Angeles Presser Parker's Promoter Withdraws Funding Bid For Andy Ruiz Bout DeGale Confident That He'll Beat, Expose Weaknesses in Golovkin Roach Admits: Crawford is NOT My Favorite Fight For Pacquiao Schaefer: I Couldn't Be Coming Back With a Better Fight Card Crawford To Face PBC Fighter Next? Then Pacquiao in 2017? Roach: Pacquiao is Too Big, Lomachenko is Not That Good Javier Fortuna vs. Omar Douglas Camp Notes Pacquiao vs. Lomachenko is The Fight Arum Wants To Make Most Terry Flanagan vs. Orlando Cruz on November 26, Motorpoint Roach: Golden Boy Protecting Their 'Cash Cow' From Golovkin John Molina Wants to Dethrone 140 Kingpin Terence Crawford Schaefer Explains Ringstar Business Model, PBC Relationship Roach Still Wants Pacquiao vs. Canelo: I Love That Fight! Parker's Promoter Still Pushing To Keep Ruiz Fight in Auckland

Latest Active Forum Threads