WBA heavyweight champion David Haye could still face either of the Klitschkos this summer, according to the brothers’ manager Bernd Boente.
After lengthy negotiations, Haye and IBF and WBO champion Wladimir have agreed to a fight on 25 June or 2 July.
But if injury were to rule Wladimir out his brother, WBC champion Vitali, could face Haye instead.
Boente added that the fight would not necessarily occur in Germany, though he ruled out Britain as a venue. Boente, who added that the United States would not host the fight, stressed that the contract signed did not specify which of the Ukrainian siblings Haye would meet.
It has been widely assumed that Haye will face Wladimir in a German football stadium on either 25 June or 2 July, but Boente said: “In the talks, David was not rejecting Vitali any more, he was very flexible. Knock on wood it’s not the case, but should anything happen injury-wise (to Wladimir), as long as it is not three days before the fight or whatever, then Vitali could be the opponent.”
For that option to be feasible Vitali would first have to win his fight against Odlanier Solis on 19 March.