Advertisement
Advertisement

Wladimir is Not Buying Haye's Retirement, Talks Mormeck

Going, Austria – World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has branded the retirement of Britain's David Haye as 'nonsense' as he prepares to face France's Jean-Marc Mormeck next month.

Klitschko, the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO heavyweight world champion defends his titles against former cruiserweight Mormeck in Duesseldorf, Germany, on December 10.

In his last fight, Klitschko, 35, took the WBA title from Haye in Hamburg last July with a unanimous decision and the beaten British fighter then retired on his 31st birthday in October.

“It is actually nonsense to retire so early,” Klitschko told SID, an AFP subsidiary, from his training camp in the Austrian Alps.

According to reports, Haye may be lured back to the ring as a possible future opponent for the elder Klitschko brother Vitali, the WBC heavyweight world champion, with a possible fight ear-marked for next March.

Wladimir has ruled out a rematch with Haye, but insists he will not be taking Mormeck lightly as he plans to avoid adding the Frenchman to the three fighters who have beaten him as he looks for the 50th knock-out of his career.

“When Mormeck said, with a calm look, that he wants to become the first French world heavyweight champion, I was a little worried, and went quickly into the training camp,” admitted Klitschko.

Presuming Klitschko defends his titles, future opponents include either Russia's Alexander Povetkin, who faces Cedric Boswell of the USA in Helsinki on December 3, or Finland's Berlin-based Robert Helenius.

Britain's Dereck Chisora, who fights Helenius on the Povetkin-Boswell under-card, or Tyson Fury are other possible candidates, but Klitschko is just worrying about Mormeck.

“I'm not looking beyond this fight. I've never done otherwise.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Fish_Scotland on 11-24-2011

[QUOTE=Ravens Fan;11467392][B]Wladimir is Not Buying Haye's Retirement, Talks Mormeck [/B] Wlad might not be buying Haye's retirement but he is helping to pay for it. And most likely, some time in the not so distant future, so will big brother.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by Someone88 on 11-24-2011

Wladimir is really classy and respectful, a great fighter and humble guy. Vitali and Wladimir are true Champions

Comment by Ravens Fan on 11-23-2011

[B]Wladimir is Not Buying Haye's Retirement, Talks Mormeck [/B] Wlad might not be buying Haye's retirement but he is helping to pay for it. And most likely, some time in the not so distant future, so will big brother.

Comment by Hitman932 on 11-23-2011

[QUOTE=WladimirK;11465033]Makes most sense with Haye vs Vitali. Wladimir to fight Helenius or Arreola after Mormeck.[/QUOTE] I would love to see Helenius-Arreola. That would be a hell of a fight.

Comment by Weltschmerz on 11-23-2011

Makes most sense with Haye vs Vitali. Wladimir to fight Helenius or Arreola after Mormeck.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (5)
Top Headlines Arum: After Ramirez Beats Golovkin, He Will Be a Big PPV Star! Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia: The Fight, Right Now Photos: Mayweather Takes Part in BET Celebrity Basketball Game Ramirez's Adviser: Golovkin One-Dimensional, He's No '85 Bears! Mike Tyson Will Back Trump at Republican National Convention Edner Cherry Snags Debatable Decision Over Lydell Rhodes Antonio Margarito vs. Ramon Alvarez Pushed Back To August 13 Photos: Jose Benavidez Putting in Work For Francisco Santana Rolando Garza Inks Promotional With Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Gilberto Ramirez: Canelo Has No Pride, His Actions Disappointing Denis Lebedev Backs Glowacki To Retain, Beat Oleksandr Usyk Anthony Joshua Must Face Joseph Parker By January 9, Says IBF Jarico O'Quinn Inks Promotional With Salita Promotions Photos: Gilberto Ramirez Continues Hard Grind For First Defense Malignaggi-Bracero, Farmer-Redkach, Harrison-Rabchenko Set Andre Ward vs. Alexander Brand Officially Revealed By Roc Nation Jessie Magdaleno Leaves Joel Diaz, Jumps To Manuel Robles David Benavidez Targets Big Names, Champions at 168-Pounds Povetkin's Promoter: Lawsuits Won't Prevent Deontay Wilder Fight Mykey Williams Inks Promotional Pact With Lou DiBella Terry Flanagan-Mzonke Fana Added To July 16 Cardiff Card Jason Sosa's Promoter Eyes Francisco Vargas, Orlando Salido Scott Fitzgerald Added To July 30 Leeds Card Fury-Klitschko II Could Land in Late September, Early October Sergey Kovalev Discusses Training Camp For Isaac Chilemba Antonio Orozco, Joseph Diaz, Jr. Return on HBO Latino Bill, 7/30 Santa Cruz Says Frampton's 'Weak Chin' Will Crack From Pressure Terence Crawford, Brian McIntyre on Being Avoided at 140 DiBella on Derevyanchenko-Soliman, Wants Golovkin Fight Klitschko on Fury: This is Not About Titles, This is About Revenge! Chris Eubank Jr: I Can Knock Gennady Golovkin Out! Froch Cautions Joshua Not To Rush, Picks Fury To Beat Klitschko Kerry Hope is Convinced Vijender Singh Was Scared at Presser Zeuge is Sparring With Braehmer For De Carolis WBA Title Clash McGregor Was Looking For 50-50 Split With Floyd Mayweather Firat Arslan vs. Nuri Seferi Crossroads Bout on September 17 Eubank Sr. Baits Golovkin: Prove To Me That You Can Beat My Son! Rey Ojeda Shocks Puerto Rico With Retirement Announcement Thurman-Porter Makes Working Weekend Worth The Wrangling Cotto vs. Marquez Negotiations Continue To Play Out
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement