Team Klitschko makes offer to Haye for March fight; now waiting for reply – Breaking News
By Jason Kim: The Klitschko management for World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko has reportedly made an offer to former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye for a fight that will occur in March of 2012. The Klitschko management is now waiting for Haye to reply back to let them know whether he’s agreeable to the fight.
Speaking with Reuters, a Klitschko management official said “Team Klitschko is in negotiations with Haye and has made him an offer. Now the ball is in Haye’s court.”
Haye said in a recent interview that he’ll accept the Vitali fight if he gets what he feels he deserves. Haye recognizes that he no longer deserves a 50-50 purse split of the revenue because he was just beaten by Vitali’s younger brother IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko last July and no longer has a title in his possession. However, Haye sees that he would be bringing a lot of attention to the fight with his marketing skills and with the large UK audience he’d bring to the fight. Haye will probably not accept too low of an offer. One would guess that he’d be asking for at least a 40% deal at the minimum. Vitali brings in a lot of fans world wide, but Haye will definitely be Vitali’s biggest fight of his career.
Vitali is coming off an easy 10th round when against Tomasz Adamek last September. That was Vitali’s biggest fight since his bout with Lennox Lewis in 2003. But a fight between Haye and Vitali would likely be the biggest fight of Vitali’s career.