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Klitschko manager: Haye never intended to fight Vitali

David Haye Vitali KlitschkoBy John F. McKenna (McJack): Bernd Boente, the manager of the Klitschko brothers believes that former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (25-2, 23 KO’s) never had any intention of fighting WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (44-2, 40 KO’s).


Boente, always a straight shooter said that a fight between Vitali Klitschko and David Haye will never happen because Haye had already turned down the contract. According to the Klitschko manager there was a contract for David to fight Vitali in September, but Haye opted instead to fight Derick Chisora (15-3, 9 KO’s) after their infamous brawl in Munich.

Boente was quoted in the “Press Association Sport” saying the following:

“There was a contract from us for (Haye) to fight Vitali in September but he chose to fight Chisora instead because it’s an easier task.

“I think he never really wanted to fight Vitali. The guy is always talking. He barks like a dog and he does that because he’s mostly afraid.”

Referencing Haye’s planned fight with Chisora on July 14 Boente had this to say:

“It’s a freak show. It’s tough for this sport. It’s only for the money. This is the entertainment business, yes, but it should not be allowed.

“The only reason that this fight is happening is because they fought each other in a press conference in Munich. It’s absolutely ridiculous.”

It is well known that Vitali has unfinished business with Haye related to some of his antics and the comments he made in the lead up to his fight last July with his younger brother WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO and Ring Magazine heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (57-3, 50 KO’s). Vitali is old school and although Haye may have looked at it as just promoting a fight, Vitali’s take was entirely different.

Vitali looked upon “The Hayemaker’s” actions and words as an attack on his family honor. Immediately after Wladimir’s unanimous 12 round decision victory over Haye, “Dr. Ironfist” told his brother that while he was happy that he had won he was not happy that he did knock Haye out.

On several occasions over the last several months Vitali has said that he wants to fight Haye so that he can “Send him to the floor!” Last December it was hoped that a deal could be struck for Klitschko and Haye to meet early in 2011. But because of Haye’s perceived stalling tactics, Vitali opted to fight Chisora on February 18.


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