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Haye: I'm Confident I'll Face Vitali Klitschko in The Fall

David Haye is confident he will fight Vitali Klitschko later this year after he has "smashed" his brother Wladimir on Saturday.

Haye has vowed to retire on his 31st birthday in October but wants to bow out as undisputed heavyweight champion by beating Wladimir this weekend and then taking on his older sibling.

Vitali, 39, is scheduled to defend his WBC belt against Tomasz Adamek in September but Haye is confident the Ukrainian will find a way to face him instead.

He said: "I'll start thinking about Vitali after the referee has counted to 10 on Saturday and I'm the new unified champ.

"We'll see. I think after the fight things will change pretty quickly, I'm positive about that."

Haye insists he will not postpone his retirement.

"There's nobody else I want to fight," he said. "Without a doubt I'm confident I'll fight Vitali in September or October.

"Once I've smashed Wladimir I'm pretty sure his big brother is going to try to step up to the plate to take revenge."

WBA champion Haye aims to add Wladimir's IBF and WBO titles to his own belt in Hamburg on Saturday. He does so as a significant underdog with bookmakers and hopes his 35-year-old nemesis is taking him lightly.

"If he's watched my last fights and is judging me on those then he is underestimating me, without a doubt," said the Englishman.

"For example during my whole campaign at cruiserweight everyone said 'if you get David past four or five rounds he runs out of steam'.

"Well, that only happened to me once, when I lost to Carl Thompson (in 2004). I wasn't going to let it happen again. The only time it happened was then and Carl Thompson took his opportunity.

"Everyone else tried that and failed. Every time they got me into the later stages they got knocked out, because I learned from the Thompson fight."

Haye is critical of Klitschko's "robotic" style but does insist the long-reigning champion is less vulnerable than his reputation suggests.

He said: "I don't believe he's chinny. He wouldn't have had the success he has had over so many years if he was chinny because he has been hit by big shots.

"How he reacts to them is different to me - does he stand and hold his ground and fight? Not that often. "But for some reason I saw in his eyes he looked like he is going to come and do something different this time round and if he does, that's fine by me."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ChopperRead on 06-30-2011

[QUOTE=shade darkar;10771041]haye is full of ****. if he wins this fight, which is a 50/50 imo then there is no way he would fight vitali. [B]vitali is the best heavyweight out there imo regardless of what the ring magazine says,…

Comment by shade darkar on 06-30-2011

haye is full of ****. if he wins this fight, which is a 50/50 imo then there is no way he would fight vitali. vitali is the best heavyweight out there imo regardless of what the ring magazine says, and…

Comment by edgarg on 06-30-2011

Hello Folks. I just got a PM from someone, and when I opened it there was nothing in the box. Perhaps someone was trying to get to me about a bet. I've written to a few lately, but didn't keep…

Comment by GAME OVER on 06-30-2011

Vitali will be raging when he sees wlad KO'd, he will definitely want to fight Haye to try and claw back some pride.

Comment by UglyPug on 06-30-2011

after the wladimir fight and he loses a horribly boring one sided decision (because haye ran the entire fight), nobody will ever want to see him again. if you're a haye fan - soak it up - this is the…

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