Boxing: No fight? Haye's fault, says Vitali
Tuesday 17 July 2012
Vitali Klitschko has reminded David Haye he rejected the chance to meet in a heavyweight super fight in favour of facing Dereck Chisora.
Haye demanded a showdown with Klitschko after flattening Chisora in a five-round victory at Upton Park on Saturday night. The 31-year-old expressed his fear a fight against Klitschko would never happen because his performance against Chisora was "too good".
Klitschko, speaking yesterday in Moscow to publicise his clash with Manuel Charr in September, insisted Haye should have been his next opponent. "David Haye was supposed to be at this press conference," Klitschko said.
"He had a concrete offer for a fight in September and he refused. He turned down a fight with Vitali Klitschko in favour of one with Chisora."
Klitschko's manager Bernd Bönte declared that the 40-year-old is unlikely to face Haye now because he hopes to launch his political career in Ukraine in October. If he fails to tempt his preferred target into one more fight, then Haye will enter retirement for a second time satisfied by what he has achieved.
"If a fight with Vitali happens down the line, fantastic," Haye said. "If it doesn't then I've been undisputed cruiserweight champion of the world and a heavyweight champion of the world.
"I've achieved more than I anticipated I would do as a youngster."
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