• Heavyweight

Klitschko fight will happen - Haye

ESPN staff
May 9, 2012

David Haye, who 'retired' from boxing in October 2011, expects to fight Vitali or Wladimir Klitschko a few months after he meets Dereck Chisora.

Haye returned to life as an active boxer when he signed on the dotted line to take on Chisora this summer, in what will be the resolution to a feud that began in February when the pair brawled at a press conference.

Haye, the former WBA heavyweight champion, had previously insisted he would only return to the ring if he could agree a bout with Vitali or Wladimir, who beat him on points in July 2011.

Wladimir has called the Haye v Chisora contest a "freak show" and his manager said that the Brits were "second level" heavyweights - however, Haye is adamant he will get to meet one of the Ukrainian siblings.

"That fight will happen, but in September at the earliest," Haye said. "If it could have been agreed already I wouldn't be fighting Chisora. I have always been looking for that fight against the Klitschkos. That's the one thing I've got left to do - to unify the titles."

Haye was never punished by the British Boxing Board of Control for his part in the press conference scrap with Chisora, because he was not a licence holder at the time it occurred.

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