Haye re-applies for boxing license; still hoping to get Vitali in 2013
By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye has reportedly re-applied for his boxing license with the BBBofC [British Boxing Board of Control], and it looks like he’ll get his license once he’s been interviewed. It might be all for nothing for Haye, though, because the fight that he really wants to get against WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko probably won’t happen.
Vitali, 41, could end up retiring instead of continuing his career. It’s no secret that Vitali wants to spend more time on his political career in Ukraine, and he’s already independently wealthy to where he no longer needs to compete.
I just wonder what Haye will do if Vitali chooses to retire rather than sticking around to fight him. Will Haye retire as well? He’s been talking about that a lot but somehow it’s hard to take him serious anymore because he already retired once and now he’s back.
I seriously doubt Haye will switch his attention to the British heavyweights Tyson Fury and David Price because he has zero interest in fighting them. But there is money for Haye if he chooses to fight on. He can take on guys like Manuel Charr or ideally WBA champion Alexander Povetkin, and make a bundle fighting them.
I don’t know why but I think the British fans would be frothing at the mouth to see Haye fight someone like Charr. The Brits love Haye. I mean, it doesn’t even take quality opposition for Haye and the Brits will still gladly pay big cash to see him live. It’s pretty mind boggling.
Look at how they eagerly watched Haye fight 2nd tier fighter Dereck Chisora last year, as if Haye was fighting someone good. If that many fans were willing to pay to see Haye fight the likes of Chisora or Audley Harrison, then they’ll probably just love to see Haye fight Charr. My point is Haye has options that go beyond Vitali Klitschko, if he would just open his eyes.