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Tarver: David Haye Wants Me To Go Away But I'm Not!

By Chris LaBate

IBO cruiserweight champion Antonio Tarver is still pushing for a fight with former two division champion David Haye, who is currently trying to land a summer showdown with WBC heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.

Last week, BoxingScene.com printed a story where Tarver challenged Haye to a heavyweight fight. Tarver, like Haye, is trying to fight a Klitschko. Tarver wants younger brother Wladimir, who holds the IBO/WBO/IBF/WBA titles. To solve their problems, Tarver is challenging Haye to a high-stake showdown - and the winner moves on to a Klitschko fight.

Tarver told SunSport: "I believe Haye should fight me because of what I'm bringing to the table — a real giant reputation in the sport of boxing. I challenged him a while ago and he hasn't publicly addressed me yet, which tells me that he and his whole team see me as a valid threat. He wants me to go away but I'm not. I want that fight because it makes sense for both of us."

"If Haye can't beat me he doesn't deserve Vitali and if I can't beat him then I don't deserve Wladimir. Let's see who really belongs in the ring with the Klitschko brothers. A fight between Haye and me will be a giant springboard for the winner, with the Klitschkos waiting. Haye is a great fighter, I just want the challenge and the opportunity to prove I belong among the very best."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by chav on 01-11-2012

I wouldn't mind this fight before Haye gets slaughtered by Vitali, it would be a good fight to have in the USA and would probably draw a semi decent crowd. I would fancy Haye to go right through Tarver like…

Comment by Uncle Rodge on 01-11-2012

The reason I supported Haye was I absolutely loved watching him land clean on someone's chin. This fight won't happen and Tarver should be pleased about that.

Comment by Daddy T on 01-11-2012

I like Tarver but he wouldn't go beyond 5 or 6 rounds against haye I just don't see him being able to compete at heavyweight. And as for him fighting a klit ... lol just lol

Comment by Alx. on 01-11-2012

tarver gets a beatdown

Comment by lefthook2daliva on 01-11-2012

This is a fight involving Haye that I would watch (providing it's not a ppv). Be rootin' for Tarver, but Haye'd probably take it.

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