Valuev Advises Vitali To Reject David Haye Challenge

By Alexander Pavlov & Ilya Buyaevu

Russia's first world heavyweight champion Nikolai Valuev, has advised the current WBC beltholder, Vitali Klitschko, to reject the challenge of British star David Haye. Three years ago Valuev lost a twelve round decision to Haye. The Russian boxer suffered from a variety of injuries and never fought again. During his layoff, there were several negotations to make a fight with Vitali, but all of them fell apart due to financial reasons.

"If I was in the position of Vitali, I would not agree to a fight with Haye," Valuev said.

Valuev admits the match would make a lot of money for Vitali, but the viewing public will not get a fight packed with action. Instead, they will get a bout similar to Wladimir Klitschko's dominating, and action lacking, twelve round decision over Haye.

Vitali has yet to make a decision regarding his career. He expects to do so in the coming weeks. If Vitali decides to retire, he will pursue a full-time career in politics.

Alexander Pavlov covers boxing for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MASTER1454 on 12-04-2012

Why doesn't Valuev STFU and go somewhere & scare some kids shytless?

Comment by MASTER1454 on 12-04-2012

[QUOTE=The Weebler II;12767553]Good to see Nikolai went into great detail with his reasoning. :confused:[/QUOTE] LOL, exactly!

Comment by jhon123 on 12-04-2012

Vitali also turned haye down in in december 2011 when haye signed a contract to fight vitali but vitali pussied out and fought chisora,You can hear haye telling boente and vitali at the press conference"i accepted your offer,i agreed the…

Comment by ddangerous on 12-04-2012

Weird article. At first, it sounds like Valuev is advising Vitali not to fight Haye because of how he faired against him.

Comment by eddiefutch on 12-04-2012

And this is coming from the same guy who fought an ancient Holyfield(and got himself a gift decision).There was no need in that fight either.There was no need in his fight with Barrett as well.Does this walking redwood tree think…

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