Boente: Haye could face Vitali or Wladimir in 2013
By Allan Fox: Bernd Boente, the manager for WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, believes that there’s a chance that Vitali or IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko could find their way in the ring against former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye in 2013. Boente, who was previously less than excited about a Haye-Vitali fight, has done an about face recently and now sees the fight as a possibility if Vitali doesn’t get elected in the October 28th parliamentary elections in Ukraine.
If Vitali is elected to parliament then Boente says that Vitali will likely retire.
Speaking with Sky Sports Ringside, Boente said “It could be Vitali [that Haye fights], it could be Wladimir some time next year…David is definitely a flashy person, a personality and he is always in the media, so why not?…I woud not even rule out a rematch between Wladimir and David down the road.”
For Haye to get the rematch against Wladimir, Haye will have to knock off at least one well known heavyweight to build his name back up properly for him to get the fight after having been soundly beaten by Wladimir last year in July.
If Vitali doesn’t take the fight with Haye, then Haye at least will have the possibility of getting Wladimir in the ring again if he jumps through at least one hoop to get the fight. It makes sense because Haye needs at least one more good win for the boxing public to believe in him again. He did well in destroying Dereck Chisora in a 5th round TKO recently, looking a lot better against him compared to Vitali. But Haye will need to beat someone like Kubrat Pulev, Tyson Fury, David Price, Alexander Povetkin, Tomasz Adamek or Chris Arreola in order to get all the way back to where he was before his loss to Wladimir.