Haye – Klitschko possible for Wembley Stadium
By John F. McKenna (McJack): The rumors continue to circulate that World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (43-2, 40 KO’s) will fight former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (25-2, 23 KO’s) at Wembley Stadium.
There has been no definitive announcement by either the Klitschko or Haye camps but Vitali has gone on record numerous times to say that he wants to “send Haye to the Floor.”
Normally when a fighter challenges for a lucrative heavyweight title shot and loses, he has to fight his way back into contention as Chris Arreola is doing. Not only did Haye lose when he fought heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in July, he was totally dominated and humiliated in the process. To make matters worse Haye among other things had said that he would leave Wladimir “whimpering on the floor”.
Instead of taking the normal route Haye said that he would not postpone his retirement unless he received a rematch with Wladimir. “Dr. Steelhammer” of course turned down Haye’s request for a rematch. Vitali on the other hand said that while he was happy that his brother had won a lopsided decision over the “Hayemaker” he would be willing to fight him so that he could knock him out. As a matter of fact Vitali called David out after his TKO victory over Tomasz Adamek last Saturday night.
Haye who had held steadfast to his plans to retire upon his 31st birthday in October has recently remained mum on the subject of his future plans. But after spending some time with his family while on vacation in the Carribean, and hanging out with Lennox Lewis, Haye has apparently changed his mind. David now says that he will delay his retirement for six months if given the opportunity to fight Vitali Klitschko. Supposedly Lewis gave Haye some encouragement and tips on how to beat Vitali. Klitschko was stopped in 2003 by Lennox after he opened up a horrific cut after being behind on the scorecards.
What Haye has going for him is that Vitali Klitschko really wants him. He wants to fight Haye so that he can get revenge for all the things he said about him and his brother Wladimir. A vendetta is always a good selling point when attempting to put together a fight. The other thing that makes putting such a match together quickly is that Vitali really has no other competition.