Vitali wants Haye bout in June 2012, willing to fight him in England
By Scott Gilfoid: If former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (25-2, 23 KO’s) can agree to lower his demands for a fight against WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (43-2, 40 KO’s), the fight can take place in June of 2012, possibly at the Wembley Stadium in the UK.
Vitali reportedly is willing to fight the 31-year-old Haye in his home country of England and wouldn’t mind fighting Haye in a large stadium like the Wembley Stadium, which has a seating capacity between 90,000 and 105,000.
It’s difficult to imagine that many boxing wanting to still see the now retired Haye fight due to his horrible non-performance earlier this year in losing to Vitali’s brother IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko by a lopsided 12 round decision last July in Germany. Haye fought like a frightened rabbit the entire fight and landed only one significant punch in the 12th and final round.
The Vitali-Haye fight isn’t happening because of difficulties that Vitali has encountered in trying to negotiate a fight with Haye. Apparently, Haye wants a variety of things in addition to money and these are things that Vitali feels that Haye, as a challenger coming off of a one-sided loss, isn’t in the position to be asking for.
It would appear that Haye will have to come off down off of his high horse and do a bit of groveling if he wants to get the Vitali fight. If not, then Haye can stay retired. Haye doesn’t have to necessarily fight Vitali or Wladimir. He can always come back to fight some of the other heavyweights, but he only wants the Klitschkos for some reason.
Well, if he wants Vitali or a rematch with his brother Wladimir, Haye is going to have to accept what’s being put on his plate. I mean come on; Vitali is willing to fight him in the UK in front of what will likely be a packed stadium full of angry British fans screaming for Vitali’s blood. That alone should be enough for Haye in terms of getting what he wants.
My advice is for Haye to drop to his knees and start groveling for a fight. He needs to do whatever Vitali asks him to do and be happy the fight is even being offered to him in the first place.