Haye: If the Klitschkos want a tough challenge then they need to fight me
By Scott Gilfoid: It looks as if we haven’t heard the last of former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (25-2, 23 KO’s). Just when you thought Haye had permanently retired to go off and seek his fortunes as a movie actor, he’s still talking about wanting to come back and fight the Klitschko brothers – if they showed him any interest in fighting him.
Haye told the AFP, “Only time will tell whether the Klitschkos need me more than I need them…If they want guaranteed easy victories then they can do what they’ve always done but if they want a tough challenge you’d think they would want to beat down by door. But if they’re not interested in fighting then fair enough, I’ve moved on. It obviously wasn’t mean to be.”
Haye sees himself as a tough challenge? You got to be kidding. This would be easy money for the Klitschkos. Haye was one of the easiest fights that Wladimir Klitschko has had in years, even easier than his one-sided win over Eddie Chambers.
It’s starting to look as if Haye is groveling trying to get a fight against the Klitschko brothers. I hate to give the guy advice but he needs to move on, ignore them and play hard to get. Right now Haye seems desperate for the fight and that’s causing Vitali Klitschko to back off so that he can make Haye suffer a little. The best thing Haye can do is move on, try his acting or whatever and just enjoy the time off. I doubt Haye will make as an actor. I see that as a complete waste of time. You have to possess the training and/or the talent to be a good actor and Haye is just lacking in my view. I’m sure he’ll get some television time, but I can’t see the guy making big bucks like in boxing.
Haye needs to forget about acting and fight a couple of soft touches in the heavyweight division like he had been doing to get his fight against Wladimir in the first place. If Haye can beat two or three old guys or some of the decent contenders then I can I see him getting the Wladimir rematch in no time. Haye probably doesn’t have to do anything to get the Vitali fight other than keeping his yap shut, and letting Vitali come looking for him. Believe me, Vitali wants the Haye fight but he’s probably turned off by how badly Haye wants the fight.
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