22nd June 2011
WBA heavyweight champion David Haye is still insisting that he will retire in October, after his unification fight with IBF, WBO and IBO holder Wladimir Klitschko in Hamburg, Germany on July 2.
Haye, said to be in the best shape of his career both mentally and physically, with the fight now just ten days away is looking to put on a career best show against Wladimir in what could be his last fight, If he cant tempt older brother and holder of the WBC version of the title Vitali to face him soon after.
Haye who turns 31 in October, has said in the past that he made a promise to his mother and himself, that he wouldn’t box beyond the age of 30 and with Vitali lined up to defend his title against Tomasz Adamek on the 10th September, any chances of him being ready to face Haye within the next month just wouldn’t happen.
“He (Vitali) has got another fight lined up in Poland in September, if that goes ahead the likelihood of me fighting him is slim.” Haye told SkySports.
“But this is boxing anything can happen, but as long as it happens before October 13th then there’s a strong possibility of it happening, if it doesn’t then I may never fight his brother.” Haye added.
The only possible way this fight would happen by the looks of it, is Haye defeats Wladimir first and foremost. Then continues to box on past his retirement plan. Or Vitali cancels his fight with Adamek to face Haye in September instead.
Stranger things have happened in boxing, like Haye points out and if the Londoner produces the career best performance he says he will and does a number on Wladimir, then big brother Dr. Iron fist himself, might just come to seek some sibling revenge!
Haye is confident that if he cannot get the Vitali fight and his July meeting with Wladimir proves to be his last as a professional boxer, before retiring on top, he will make sure that rips Wladimir’s titles off him, in his best performance to date.
“I’ll make sure that this is my best fight, this potentially could be my last fight, so I’m going to make sure this is my best one by a massive margin.
“I’m physically in the best shape. mentally I’m right there and I’m just looking to forward to going over there and ripping them titles off of him.” added Haye.
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