Boxing: 'I'll make millions beating Harrison', says Haye
Thursday 11 November 2010
David Haye believes Saturday's all-British WBA heavyweight title showdown with Audley Harrison could earn him more money than a blockbuster unification fight with either of the Klitschko brothers.
Having so far failed to agree terms to meet WBC champion Vitali or IBF and WBO holder Vladimir, Haye claims Harrison was the "only viable alternative", despite mocking his rival's world title credentials.
Haye won the WBA title last year with a points win against Russian champion Nikolai Valuev. He was desperate to use the belt as leverage for a clash with the Ukrainians but negotiations with the brothers failed to result in the fight being signed. However, he thinks the prospect of an all-British fight might work out better for him financially.
Haye said: "We'll find out with the pay-per-view numbers, we're not sure what they will be. But I assume they will be very high. Because people will pay to watch Harrison get destroyed.
"People dislike him that much that they will pay their hard-earned money to watch me dismantle and finally retire Audley Harrison. With what the Klitschkos were offering, I wouldn't be surprised if this earned me more."
Heavyweight contender Derek Chisora was yesterday found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, but was spared jail ahead of his world title fight next month with Vladimir Klitschko.
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