Thursday, 19 July 2012
19/07/2012 Will we finally see Haye v Vitali?
Great episode of Ringside tonight, with Amir Khan and David Haye as the studio guests rounding up their eventful weekend's.
After a full summary of both fighters results against Danny Garcia and Dereck Chisora, attention was turned towards Klitschko manager Bernd Bonte and Haye's Trainer Adam Booth.
The subject was simple, will we ever see the long awaited Haye v Vitali match up? it was a question that had driven very positive answers between both camps. Bonte has confirmed that the contract was indeed in place for a summer showdown with Haye, but the Haye camp had the bout with Chisora already in place so they were looking for a fight with Vitali at the end of the year. Bonte responded by saying that they were unhappy to wait and went ahead with putting together a bout with Manuel Charr.
Bonte confirms that it would be the biggest match out there and one that everyone wants to see, but he also stated that if Vitali beats Charr in September, everything then hinges on Vitali's political voting results in November, assuming they go according to plan for the Ukrainian chances are he will retire there and then. It left Haye none the wiser to weather he would get his dream match up or not, but he now knows that he may have to wait some time before he gets any closer to an answer from the Klitschko camp. With Wladimir already confirming that he has nothing to prove against Haye after beating him comfortably, the Heavyweight division offers not much else for the British Heavyweight.
Haye still feels that there is plenty of opportunities to put other fights together, but none that would draw the attention that a Vitali showdown would. It was recently reported that Cruiserweight Marco Huck was interested in taking on Haye, Huck who stepped up to Heavyweight to take on Povetkin, would be a great match up as both men Box through great entertainment, but i cant help but feel that it would be a step backwards for Haye. With the likes of Tyson Fury and David Price soon breathing down his neck he will never be short of an option back home, but ultimately Haye knows if he doesn't get Vitali, he will most likely retire again.