Vitali Klitschko says he’s ready to sign a 50-50 deal with David Haye
By Sean McDaniel: World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (41-2, 38 KO’s) is ready to fight WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (25-1, 23 KO’s) in early 2011 if Haye will agree to a 50-50 deal for the fight. Vitali, the older brother of IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, said in an interview at the BBC Radio Five Live program, “I’m ready any minute to sign a 50-50 contract. We are both world champions, so let’s fight. Let’s make the fight in the spring time. I’m ready; The question is for David Haye. David Haye is a great talker but the question is, is he a good fighter? If he is a good fighter he should sign the contract. I want to fight David haye because my brother already has two world titles and I have just one.”
Wladimir and Vitali seem to be battling it out with one another to try and get at Haye first. At moment it will look like Haye will be facing Vitali next, and then in the next Wladimir tries to push for the fight next. It looks like Haye would rather face the weaker-chinned Wladimir if he has the choice, because Haye at least would have a small chance against him. Vitali takes a heck of a shot and he gives severe beatings. His win over Shannon Briggs recently may have scared Haye off, because he stopped mentioning Vitali’s name after that fight took place.
Vitali, 39, is worried that he won’t ever get a chance at whipping Haye, and that’s why he wants to step in front of Wladimir to face Haye first. Vitali says “I want to fight David Haye because of he has fought Wladimir, I will not have an opponent anymore. Wladimir will kill him. He knocks everyone out badly. That is why I want to fight David Haye.”
Vitali also knocks out most of his opponents, but he generally makes them suffer a lot longer than Wladimir does by bludgeoning them into submission. Haye has a tendency of marking up easily on his face and I can see Haye ending up looking a lot like Antonio Margarito did in his fight with Manny Pacquiao last weekend. Haye won’t be able to knock Vitali out and will receive terrible swelling on his face, and I can see this fight being stopped because of how badly Vitali will make a mess of Haye’s face. Haye may end up looking like Frankenstein if he doesn’t quit or have his trainer/manager Adam Booth pull the plug on the fight the way he quickly did when Haye suddenly started getting battered by 40-year-old Carl Thompson in 2004. Haye can dish out the punishment, but when he gets hit in return, he folds quickly.