Haye: I’ll be the mandatory for one of the Klitschkos in a couple of fights
By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) believes he’s only a mere two fights away from becoming the mandatory challenger for one of the Klitschko brothers. Haye says he wants to fight WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko most of all because he said in the past that he wanted to knock Haye, #1 WBA, #4 IBF, #4 WBO, #5 WBC, out and improve upon the job that his brother Wladimir Klitschko did easily beating Haye by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision two years ago.
Haye said to Sky Sports “I want to regain the heavyweight champion of the world. I lost my heavyweight title to Wladimir Klitschko. I want the opportunity to win it back. I’m going to stay busy. I have a fight on June 29th. I’m going to do my thing, knocking people out as I always do and kind of force their hands and work my way up the heavyweight rankings. It won’t take too many fights before I’m the mandatory for one of the belts for one of the [Klitschko] brothers. People want to see me fight anybody. Tyson Fury has been kind of vocal from the start. He kind of reminds me of myself. I’m getting the same kind of verbal from someone who before he’s even won a title. I’m not looking for a domestic round robin with [David] Price of Fury and [Dereck] Chisora again…I’ve got my sights set on Wladimir and Vitali in particular. He’s the guy that’s more willing. Wladimir said publically that he doesn’t want to fight me. Vitali is the guy that’s been making all the noises about. He said he can knock me out. Okay, I’m here; do it. Where’s the phone call? “
Gee, I wonder if Haye is sincere about wanting to capture a world title or if his main goal is just to get another fight with one of the Klitschko brothers so that he can get another big payday like the one he got two years ago in getting beaten by Wladimir. It doesn’t matter.
Haye is going to lose to either of the Klitschkos when and if he gets another title shot against them. They’re both too big and too talented for him. The weight different between him and the Klitschkos are huge, and this isn’t just useless weight. They can actually punch at their weight and Haye is just going to lose like he did last time, but possibly worse if he tries to win the fight next time by mixing it up more.