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Wladimir: Losing Not an Option, I Want That WBA Belt!

By Nick Parkinson, courtesy of The Daily Star

WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO still fears David Haye will not turn up for their £40m heavyweight showdown in Hamburg on July 2 despite contracts being signed.

David Haye, 30, pulled out of facing Klitschko in June 2009 with a back injury two weeks before they were due to fight in Germany.

The pair came face to face at a New York press conference for the first time in two years and IBF and WBO champ Klitschko, 35, is confident of capturing a third world title belt – providing Haye turns up.

He said: “I will not believe this fight until I see David Haye in the corner on July 2. Thank God he is going in to the ring first. Then I’ll see he’s there, so I can come in.

“I have knocked out 49 fighters and David Haye is going to be the 50th on my list. I am looking forward to it.

“Defeat is not an option. Me and my brother Vitali are going to unify the belts. The WBA is the only one we don’t have.”

Haye hit back by telling him: “You’re boring and I’d rather watch paint dry.

“The reason why I’m here is people want you to get knocked out so there’s some excitement in the heavyweight division.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Gumby McPokey on 04-28-2011

The WBA have spent years pulling every trick they can to keep their belt out of the hands of the Klitschkos. Valuev was kept far away from the Klitschkos. Chagaev was quickly stripped of the belt when he replaced Haye…

Comment by ChopperRead on 04-28-2011

[QUOTE=LoveForBoxing;10447118]Maybe he did For one fight... the point is wlad's done it all of his career [B]the only interesting fights that hes in are the ones hes being knocked out..[/B][/QUOTE] Maybe for you. I was at the Calvin Brock fight…

Comment by ChopperRead on 04-28-2011

Aside from his pitiiful performance against Valuev, Haye stood and barely threw a punch for two rounds against Harrison, to the point where the ref had to admonish both fighters to actually start fighting and quit posing. Is that his…

Comment by LoveForBoxing on 04-28-2011

[QUOTE=uglypug;10445506]how can haye still get away with saying wlad is boring? haye put on the most boring fight of the decade against valuev. try and say he didn't . . .[/QUOTE] Maybe he did For one fight... the point is…

Comment by jreckoning on 04-27-2011

[quote=uglypug;10445506]how can haye still get away with saying wlad is boring? haye put on the most boring fight of the decade against valuev. try and say he didn't . . .[/quote] Right on. That fight was 11 1/2 rounds of…

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