Haye: If Vitali doesn’t want to fight me then I’ll retire
By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) hasn’t given up on his dream to get a fight against 41-year-old Vitali Klitschko (45-2, 41 KO’s) before the two of them go off into the sunset and retire from boxing. However, if Haye can’t get the fight with Vitali, he says he’s going to retire because that’s the only fight he wants for some reason.
I don’t quite understand it because Haye could get some good clean cash if he were to fight some of the British heavyweights like Tyson Fury and David Price. Why not take those fights?
Haye said to the dailystar.co.uk “I’ve not closed the door on boxing, but if Vitali doesn’t want to do it, it looks like I won’t box again. I want a Klitschko on my record. Wladimir has already said that he won’t fight me.”
I think Haye needs to give up already. I swear the guy is too needy. He either needs to give up or back off and let Vitali breathe a little. Haye is smothering him with his constant yapping about wanting the fight. Haye needs to have some dignity and let Vitali be the one to ask for the fight. Believe me, if Vitali wanted to fight Haye he would have already made the move by now, but it seems painfully clear that he doesn’t want the fight, and I can’t blame him.
Who wants to fight someone that you have to chase around the ring for 12 rounds. Haye fights in wide circles when he fights large heavyweights and it’s not interesting. Look at Haye’s fights with Wladimir Klitschko and Nikolay Valuev.
Haye was constantly moving in circles and it was so ugly to watch. Vitali’s not a spring chicken anymore, and he probably doesn’t relish the thought of having to chase Haye on his old legs.
If Haye would somehow agree to stand and fight Vitali in a nice phone booth type fight, then maybe Haye would get that fight, but that’s obviously not going to happen. As such, Vitali likely won’t bother fighting Haye before retiring from the sport. If I was Haye, I’d retire already and just get it over with. If Haye doesn’t want to fight Fury or Price, then he needs to pack it in because that’s pretty much the only fights out there for him that he has a realistic chance of getting.