Bunce: Haye will beat Vitali in 2013
By Scott Gilfoid: Writer Steve Bunce believes that former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye will land a fight with WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in 2013 and beat him. What a laugh, Haye beating Vitali. That’s never going to happen, believe me.
Bunce said in his column at the independent.co.uk “Haye against Vitali will happen in 2013 and Haye will win…and then this time next year I can predict that he will fight either [David] Price or [Tyson] Fury in the fight of 2014…and trust me, the negotiations for all these fights have started and in boxing currency that is tantamount to a done deal.”
I’m not trusting you, Bunce. I don’t believe Haye has anything negotiated Vitali, because if he did he wouldn’t flapping his gums 24/7 about Vitali not wanting to fight him. Vitali won’t bother with Haye because of Haye’s dreadful performance against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in 2011.
The only fighter I think Haye might fight in 2013 is maybe Manuel Charr, and that’s only because he’s already been exposed by Vitali to be a limited fighter. Haye can beat Charr, but then again so can a lot of other contenders in the division.
My prediction is that Haye WON’T get a fight with Vitali in 2013, and Vitali will opt to retire because he’s already accomplished all that he needs to in the sport. He’s fabulously wealthy and has a successful promotional company. He gains nothing from fighting Haye, absolutely nothing.
Instead of Haye trying to get a fight with Vitali, he should try and prove that he’s the best fighter in the UK. Price and Fury would jump at the chance to get a fight with Haye, and that’s a fight he wouldn’t have to struggle to get because those guys are eager to fight him.
A lot of boxing fans think Haye is just trying to pad his retirement by getting a final big payday in a fight with Vitali. Haye could change those perceptions if he were to fight other contenders in the division like other fighters do, but he’s only looking for that one title shot without working for it.