Team Klitschko: Haye Means Nothing, Vitali Not Afraid

Vitali Klitschko is unlikely to face David Haye due to his political commitments, according to the Ukrainian's manager Bernd Boente.

Haye flattened Dereck Chisora inside five rounds at Upton Park and later declared his explosive performance has ensured Klitschko will avoid him.

Boente mocked the suggestion the WBC world heavyweight champion, who faces Manuel Charr in Moscow on September 8, is running scared.

And while he insisted Klitschko's priorities lie elsewhere, he refused to close the door on a showdown with Haye completely.

"We offered Haye the fight September but he chose to fight Chisora instead because that was easier for him," Boente said.

"David probably turned Vitali down because he got more money against Chisora, who is by far the easier opponent.

"We had a contract ready for Haye, had booked an arena, but he turned us down for a second time - the first time he chose to face Nikolay Valuev instead.

"After fighting Manuel Charr, Vitali goes on the campaign trail for parliamentary election in the Ukraine. He's the leader for the opposition, UDAR.

"Should he be elected on October 28 then he will probably stop boxing. For him politics is the future - he wants to fight for democracy.

"But even if he's elected, maybe he'll want to have a farewell fight. At the moment David Haye means nothing to us and Vitali is definitely not afraid of fighting him."

Neither Vitali nor Wladimir Klitschko watched Haye's victory over Chisora as they were in their home town of Kiev where the fight was not broadcast.

Boente was unimpressed, however, and claimed Chisora's performance was worse than when he lost to Vitali in Munich in February.

"I was more disappointed by Chisora's poor display. He was out of shape and looked in better shape against Vitali," he said.

"Saying his performance against Chisora was too good, that Vitali won't want to fight, was typical Haye.

"He has a big mouth and is like a little dog that yaps.

"We all know the calibre of fighter Vitali has fought in the past, including Lennox Lewis. I'm sure he's not impressed by that performance.

"Chisora fought a stupid fight and was completely open. Vitali would also have knocked out Chisora had he not suffered that injury in the third round.

"He fought Chisora with only his right arm, he could not use his left arm any more."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ravens Fan on 07-18-2012

[QUOTE=valero;12348935]This fight has to happen. If Vit doesn't fight Haye before he retires, he's going to be remembered for ending his career as a coward.[/QUOTE] You can say what you want about Vitali. But to call a man who came…

Comment by Michael Paine on 07-18-2012

If Vitali wins the mayor election we'll never see this fight, unless Charr picks up an injury.

Comment by Thurman on 07-18-2012

This fight has to happen. If Vit doesn't fight Haye before he retires, he's going to be remembered for ending his career as a coward.

Comment by Axl Rose on 07-18-2012

sad for boxing that the fights the public want to see, doesnt happend. It makes the sport less interesting when the best doesnt compete

Comment by MurkaMan on 07-18-2012

[QUOTE=JAB5239;12348524]You know I'm the first to call Vits on an overrated career, but I just can't agree. Styles make fight. :dunno:[/QUOTE] Haye beat the crap out of the guy who beat the crap out of Vitali, Fact!

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