Advertisement
Advertisement

V. Klitschko to Decide Career Direction in Coming Months

David Haye must wait until the end of the year to discover whether his desired showdown with Vitali Klitschko will materialise.

Bernd Boente, manager of the WBC world heavyweight champion and his brother Wladimir, insists Vitali will take his time over deciding whether to retire.

The 41-year-old's UDAR party was elected into the Ukrainian parliament with 13% of the vote and now the wrangling over the formation of an opposition coalition begins.

"Vitali will not make a decision before December or the beginning of next year," Boente said.

"He's under no pressure. The WBC see him as their champion and he only had a fight at the beginning of September. No champion will fight twice in three months.

"Whether Vitali fights on depends on the political situation and the coalitions formed.

"His party was only founded two years ago but it received 13% of the vote. He's in parliament now as the party leader.

"We will have a clearer picture of the political landscape in mid-December and after that Vitali will make a decision."

Boente describes a report that the Ukrainian brothers have signed a five-fight deal with RTL, Germany's largest private free-to-air broadcaster, as premature.

It was reported that the fact the contract was split between Wladimir - the IBF, WBA and WBO champion - and Vitali indicated the latter's determination to box on.

But Boente said: "The deal has not been signed yet. We are in negotiations and it should work out well.

"We've inserted a general clause that it will be either brother, which we've always had.

"Should Vitali retire, Wladimir is the only guy involved. If Vitali fights on then he will take a portion of those fights."

Haye has declared the only fight he will accept is against Vitali, having dropped a wide points decision to Wladimir in July last year.

Boente insists Vitali has no interest in facing Haye, yet it is the most attractive - and lucrative - fight in the heavyweight division.

Due to the one-sided nature of their first showdown there is no mileage in a return against Wladimir, but his fading and worn older brother is an easier prospect.

Boente remains dismissive of Haye, who has refused to meet rising British heavyweights David Price and Tyson Fury, but the fight would an easy sell.

"It's always the same with Haye, we don't take him seriously. He's a like a little dog that barks all the time," he said.

"When the big dog - Vitali Klitschko - comes around the corner he runs away.

"Look at what happened against Wladimir, we don't care about it him any more. He talks but who cares?"

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Capaedia on 10-31-2012

I want to see him fight Haye, but I'd have a bitter taste in my mouth if he lost. But that's boxing for you. It's the fight I want to see, but Haye doesn't deserve the payday, and he would…

Comment by 493dart on 10-31-2012

Look at it this way---Which top 10 hvy could beat Haye right now ? i cant name one that would besides the Klits ...... none of them (the new guys) have proven themselves . Haye vs either klit MUST happen…

Comment by joe strong on 10-30-2012

i may not like him as a boxer but i respect his athletic abilities & hope he can bring it to politics. many politicians become drunk with power when in a position of leadership. let's hope he helps make a…

Comment by Drunk Punch on 10-30-2012

I don't really get what's going on here. Boente just sounds like a child, this is business. Vitali made it clear in many interviews he wanted to KO Haye. Haye then convincingly destroys Chisora and suddenly Vitali's not interested. What…

Comment by damuttz112 on 10-30-2012

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (36)
Top Headlines Paul Smith Set For September Return, Won't Be on Liverpool Bill Abel Sanchez: Manny Pacquiao Should Fight Keith Thurman Photos: Robert Guerrero, Alfredo Angulo, Gausha Presser Paulie Malignaggi’s Master Plan: This is Just Step One Loeffler: Golovkin Will Have 3 Fights Prior To Canelo Fight Alfredo Angulo Eyes Gold: I Want a World Title Shot in 2017! Video: Timothy Bradley Talks Pacquiao vs. Crawford, More Video: Loeffler Talks Golovkin vs. Brook HBO Tripleheader Robert Guerrero Aims For Rematch With Danny Garcia Leo Santa Cruz Says Having Dad in NYC Brought Him To Tears Photos: Joseph Diaz, Nick Arce, Roy Tapia Putting in Work Gamboa's Coach: One or Two More, Then Bring on Lomacheneko! Ruben Villa Inks Promotional With Banner and Thompson HBO Sports Head: Chocolatito Has Gotta Perform With Cuadras Tapales Struggles To Make Weight For Sor Singyu WBO Title Fight Photos: Carl Frampton, Leo Santa Cruz Face To Face in NYC WBC Prez on Crawford: One Voluntary, Then Mandatory Fight Jonathan Guzman Robbed of $70,000 Purse at The Airport Prince Naseem Backs Frampton To Get Job Done With Santa Cruz WBC Prez: Povetkin-Wilder Situation To Be Resolved Soon Noel Gevor vs. Mirko Larghetti on October 14 in Hamburg HBO Sports Hopeful of 3 Fights for Golovkin, Canelo in 2016 Andre Ward-Alexander Brand Full Undercard Announced Cuadras To Chocolatito: The Title is Coming Back To Mexico Jose Ramirez Targets World Title Shot, Returns on December 10 Parker To Have Two More Fights Before Anthony Joshua Clash Loeffler: As Soon as Golovkin Has a Fight, Everyone Wants Him! Roach Admits: I Don't Think I'll Accept Crawford For Pacquiao! Manager: Flores Has The Heart and Balls To Beat Rigondeaux Joseph Parker's Trainer Laughs at Haumono Protesting KO Loss Tapales Must Be in Top Form To Beat WBO Champ Sor Singyu Golovkin's Coach: We Wanted Ward, It Will Eventually Happen! Pacquiao's Ex-Trainer Warns Him To Stay Away From Crawford David Price vs. Eric Molina Showdown in Play For The Fall SHO’s Prospect Factory Churns Through Milestone Anniversary Roach Makes it Clear That Pacquiao Will Not Be 'One and Done' Eleider Alvarez Will Get Adonis Stevenson Next, Says Michel Chocolatito Admits Decision To Face Cuadras is a Big Career Risk Ricardo Mayorga's Wife Denies Fighter Was Drunk in Photo Chaise Nelson Goes The Distance in Recent Win
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement