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David Haye: After Wladimir I'll Fight Vitali Quick or Retire

David Haye admits next month's fight with Wladimir Klitschko could be his last.

The WBA heavyweight champion has previously said he will not box on beyond his 31st birthday on October 13 and he is adamant he will stick to that plan - even if thay means missing out on another lucrative payday and a possible showdown with Wladimir's brother, Vitali.

Haye meets Wladimir, the IBF and WBO title-holder in Hamburg on July 2 and he told BBC Radio 5live's Sportweek: "It could be my last fight.

"I've always said that I am going to retire when I'm 30.

"If there's another fight (against WBC champion Vitali) that can happen quickly then let's get it on.

"Otherwise, once I've unified the titles, there's nowhere else to go - I've always anticipated retiring and have adjusted my life according to that."

A meeting with Vitali before October 13 would currently appear unlikely as the Ukrainian is scheduled to defend his title against Tomasz Adamek on September 10.

That fight would have to be called off or rearranged for a Haye-Vitali bout to take place.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 06-14-2011

[QUOTE=hweightblogger;10689714][B]As I see it, Haye put up this artificial deadline to have ANOTHER EXCUSE why he won't rematch a Klitschko after a loss.[/B] Thus it's important WHEN he actually mentioned his "retirement plan". Now, I will be happily mistaken, thus…

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 06-13-2011

[QUOTE=hweightblogger;10689714]This is Haye AFTER his last cruiser fight. That article doesn't count. Give me a proof/article where Haye wanted to retire at 30 during his cruiser years. As I see it, Haye put up this artificial deadline to have ANOTHER…

Comment by hweightblogger on 06-13-2011

[quote=Rick Grimes;10686671]An article from the day after the Enzo fight[/quote] This is Haye AFTER his last cruiser fight. That article doesn't count. Give me a proof/article where Haye wanted to retire at 30 during his cruiser years. [quote=LeadUppercut;10688725]Who cares when…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 06-13-2011

[QUOTE=hweightblogger;10686558]So you have no actual interview/video during his time as a cruiser where he said that. Good to know.[/QUOTE] There is plenty of evidence to support that statement. The reason why I did not even look, it because that point…

Comment by UglyPug on 06-13-2011

[QUOTE=Rick Grimes;10686671]An article from the day after the Enzo fight. [url]http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/more-sport/boxing/2008/03/10/evander-holyfield-says-david-haye-is-the-real-deal-115875-20346396/[/url] Haye, 27, has given himself just two-and-a-half years to win a heavyweight belt to fit in with his plans to retire at 30 and hopes to land a world…

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