Haye still wants Vitali before October
By William Mackay: WBA heavyweight champion David Haye is still dreaming of a huge money revenge of the brother-type match with WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko before Haye retires in October of this year. Haye, 30, believes that Vitali will be angry enough at seeing Haye beat Wladimir Klitschko, his younger brother, that Vitali would then cancel his September fight against Tomasz Adamek just to take the fight. Vitali has said repeatedly that won’t do this, yet Haye is holding out hopes that Vitali will make his vision thing a reality.
Haye said this to the portsmouth.co.uk: “I’ll start thinking about Vitali after the referee has counted to 10 on Saturday and I’m the new unified champ. Once I’ve smashed Wladimir, I’m pretty sure his big brother is going to try to step up to the plate to take revenge.”
There’s no question that Vitali would want to fight Haye in a revenge fight in 2012, but that would mean that Haye would have to stick around. There’s no saying that Wladimir would let Vitali take the fight. He might tell him not to in order to try and avenge his own loss. If Vitali steps in and fights the bout for Wladimir, I don’t think it would sit right with Wladimir. He’ll want to fight Haye again rather than having to live the rest of his life having been beaten by the British heavyweight. Either way, it’s highly unlikely that Vitali and Haye will ever fight but mostly because of Haye’s insistence on retiring before October. If he really wanted to fight Vitali he would put off his retirement for a few months and get the huge payday. But by saying Vitali has to cancel a huge money fight with Adamek, that tells you that Haye doesn’t want any part of mixing it up with Vitali and likely taking a bad beating before retirement.