By Nick Parkinson, courtesy of The Daily Star
WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO hopes he is in for a long night with David Haye in Germany on Saturday.
Wladimir Klitschko, who has a home in Hamburg where the fight takes place, wants the world heavyweight title unification clash with his British rival to go 12 rounds.
IBF-WBO champion Klitschko, 35, has been a target of WBA boss David Haye’s taunts for three years and has vowed to make him pay over 12 rounds.
He said: “He has been disrespectful to my family and friends, so I’m going to make it a long 12 rounds for David Haye. I will fight hard for 12 rounds and then knock him out in the last round.
“It will be good for his future life because I will teach him he can’t be cocky.
“I will fight stiff by using my jab, jab, grab but then my right missile will land on his chin or temple and he will get knocked out.”
A crowd of 50,000 fans is expected at the Imtech Arena in Hamburg, with up to 15,000 travelling from Britain.