Warren sees Vitali-Haye fight happening
By Sean McDaniel: Promoter Frank Warren believes that the mega fight between WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (44-2, 40 KO’s) and David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) is still possible as long as Vitali doesn’t retire after his September 8th title defense against Manuel Charr (21-0, 11 KO’s) at the Olimpiyskiy, in Moscow, Russia.
Warren said to Sky Sports News “It [Haye-Klitschko] will happen, 100 percent, unless Vitali retires…Now David against Vitali is a natural fight. I was impressed with David against [Dereck] Chisora and he’s made me change my opinion of him…Vitali’s an old guy now, he’s 40-years of age, and Dereck’s shown how he can be beaten.”
That’s precisely why Vitali may choose to duck the Haye fight all together and slide out of the sport after he defeats the little known Charr on September 8th. Vitali can go into the sunset and focus on politics, and few would question his decision because of his ripe age. He’s about to turn 41 on July 19th, and he’s definitely lost a step judging by his performance against Chisora last February.
It’s going to luck bad, however, to hardcore boxing fans if Vitali chooses to retire without facing Haye. It makes no sense for Vitali to be facing someone like Charr and choosing to walk away from a much bigger fight against Haye. Why would Vitali walk away from a huge payday and a bout that would bring him a ton of acclaim if he won?
Vitali’s manager Bernd Boente says that a fight between Vitali and Haye is still a possibility even if Vitali is elected into office in Ukraine.
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