Haye: Beating the Klitschkos for their heavyweight titles is the only thing I haven’t done
By Scott Gilfoid: David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) has won world titles at cruiserweight and heavyweight, but he’s not beaten the Klitschko brothers yet, and that remains his last goal before he retires from boxing. Haye wants to beat WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, and then his little brother IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko when he attempts to avenge Vitali’s loss once Haye has beaten him.
Wladimir has already beaten Haye by a lopsided 12 round decision two years ago, but he says he fought with a broken toe and that kept him from fighting at high enough level to get the win.
Haye said to BoxgNation “I hope Vitali keeps his word and tries to knock me out. He said he can knock me out. He said fight Dereck Chisora and fights the winner. I not only beat Dereck Chisora, I knocked him out. Maybe I knocked him out a little too good. Maybe if I struggled on points I would have gotten the fight. The way I dispatched him, maybe he [Vitali] thinks I’m a little too good for him now. Who knows? Hopefully he’ll stick to his word and we’ll get to fight in the summer. Beating the Klitschkos for their heavyweight titles is the only thing I haven’t done and I need to do that. I’m looking to dish out as much punishment to the Klitschkos as possible. I’m saving it up for them. I don’t want to waste it on anyone else.”
Well, it’s too bad Haye doesn’t want to waste his punishment on another heavyweight because he hurts his own ability to drum up interest in a fight between him and Haye by staying out of the ring and just peddling his workout DVDs. Why not face David Price and/or Tyson Fury and knocked one of those guys out while you’re waiting to get a shot against the Klitschkos?
Haye comes across as smothering with his constant badgering of the Klitschkos for a fight. It’s such a turnoff. I bet Haye would have gotten the fight with Vitali ages ago if he had just kept his yap shut and focused on staying busy. But the way that Haye has done it, he just looks like a guy that’s trying to get a retirement payday, and Vitali doesn’t seem interested in giving it to him after the poor effort Haye put in with Wladimir.