Updated: 16/07/2012 16:49 | By pa.press.net

Haye unlikely to face Vitali



The chances of a bout between Vitali Klitschko, pictured, and David Haye appear remote

The chances of a bout between Vitali Klitschko, pictured, and David Haye appear remote

David Haye's hopes of facing Vitali Klitschko appear remote after the Ukrainian's manager declared the heavyweight superfight will probably never happen.

Haye repeated his desire to meet Klitschko after disposing of Dereck Chisora in five action-packed rounds at Upton Park on Saturday night. But WBC world heavyweight champion Klitschko is likely to enter politics after clashing with Manuel Charr in Moscow on September 8.

"We offered Haye the fight in September but he chose to fight Chisora instead because that was easier for him," said Bernd Boente, Klitschko's manager.

"David probably turned Vitali down because he got more money against Chisora, who is by far the easier opponent. We had a contract ready for Haye, had booked an arena, but he turned us down for a second time - the first time he chose to face Nikolay Valuev instead.

"After fighting Manuel Charr, Vitali goes on the campaign trail for parliamentary election in the Ukraine. He's the leader for the opposition, UDAR. Should he be elected on October 28 then he will probably stop boxing. For him politics is the future - he wants to fight for democracy.

"But even if he's elected, maybe he'll want to have a farewell fight. At the moment David Haye means nothing to us and Vitali is definitely not afraid of fighting him."

Haye fears his explosive demolition of Chisora was "too good", convincing Klitschko that he should be avoided.

"Vitali doesn't want to fight me. Look what I did against Chisora and look what he did against him," Haye said. "Why would a 40-year-old man fight someone as young, fresh and powerful as me? It doesn't make sense.

"Vitali's a politician and he'll find a way to get out of the fight. If you were one of his advisors, someone who has invested millions in him to become mayor of Kiev, would you tell him to fight me?

"I know what I'd do if I was one of his advisors because I'm a very dangerous fighter, someone who's proved his punching power against someone who pushed him to the wire."

0Comments
10 reasons to make MSN UK your homepage (© Microsoft)

latest sport news

  • Jim Mallinder believes Aviva Premiership fixtures could be completed alongside Rugby World Cup 2015 action

    Global bosses could allow the Aviva Premiership to kick off during the knockout stages of Rugby World Cup 2015 in a bid to diffuse England's latest club-versus-country row.

  • Roger Lewis, left, believes a new peace deal is positive

    Welsh rugby has finally agreed a peace deal with 10 players receiving dual contracts in a six-year £60million-plus agreement.

  • Bernard Lapasset believes the name change will help rugby grow

    The International Rugby Board is to be renamed 'World Rugby' from November 19 in a move described by chairman Bernard Lapasset as a "mission statement".