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Klitschko Trainer: David Haye Needs To Earn His Shot

By Luke Furman

Johnathon Banks, heavyweight contender and trainer for unified champion Wladimir Klitschko, says two-division king David Haye (26-2, 24KOs) needs to earn his title shot like everyone else in the division. Haye fought and lost to Wladimir in 2011. He retired afterwards, but came back last year and knocked out Dereck Chisora. He once again appeared to be on the verge of retirement, and then signed a deal with promoter Eddie Hearn for at least four more fights.  

"For him to get a fight with [a Klitschko], he would have to be like any other opponent. He would have to beat some top contenders and become a mandatory. Why do people just wake one morning and think they can just get [a Klitschko], like David Haye. He's been off for two years, he hasn't fought nobody. I don't get it. It doesn't make any sense to me," Banks said.

Haye will return on June 29th against Manuel Charr at the Manchester Arena.

Luke Furman covers boxing for Bokser.org.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Michael Paine on 05-12-2013

Klitschko fans talking rubbish again. Wlad wouldn't attack Haye when Haye had his hands by his side and ran when Haye attacked, Wlad was the one not wanting to fight.

Comment by Sweden2716 on 05-11-2013

Haye is a girl, he does not deserve a fight against Vitali, see how he wet himself when fought Wladmir. He was so scared he tinkled in his panties just like a girl. Haye retire..... you are a fraud.

Comment by petero on 05-11-2013

Come on Banks, Haye fought last July in front of 40k. That's 9 months ago not 2 years. And Vitali is the one dragging his feet. And who was that dude Pinneta? Never heard of him he wasn't even a…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 05-11-2013

[QUOTE=LacedUp;13354056]That's not true. It's the second highest accepted purse bid. There's a difference.[/QUOTE] Then pardon me. English isn't my first language. The point stands though. A Povetkin fight is much much richer than a Haye fight.

Comment by BattlingNelson on 05-11-2013

[QUOTE=LacedUp;13354051]He hasn't fought Vitali before so there's no "second shot". It's a shot at Vitali, and He has called him out for years. Why doesn't he want to fight Haye? [/QUOTE] I don't think he doesn't "want" to fight Haye,…

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