By Dave Lahr: IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko already bailed once on challenger Dereck Chisora last December when Klitschko came up with an abdominal injury the week of the fight and had to pull out. Now there’s talk that Wladimir is going to do it a again, only this time there won’t be an injury excuse. Wladimir would be potentially pulling out of the Chisora fight to take a unification mega bout against WBA heavyweight champion David Haye on July 2nd.
As much as I’d like to see that fight, because I firmly believe that Haye is going to send Wladimir down to another defeat, I don’t want Wladimir bailing on Chisora for a second time. Dereck doesn’t deserve that, because he’s worked hard to get to the position where he is today, and it would be cruel to leave him hanging two consecutive times just to get a fight with Haye. If Haye isn’t willing to wait for the Chisora-Klitschko fight so be it. Let Haye quit if he doesn’t have it in him to hold on for a little while longer.
If Haye will quit this easily, then he’ll probably quit in a fight with Wladimir as well. Wladimir needs to take the fight with Chisora and not worry about what happens with Haye. If Haye wants the big Klitschko cash, he needs to hold off on returning for a little while longer so that Wladimir can fight Chisora and prove that he’s better than him. I don’t think he is, and that’s why I want the two fighters to go at it so that Wladimir can prove he’s the better fighter.