31st August 2012
When David Haye turned up at that post fight press conference in Munich it wasn’t just for a free bottle of drink and to listen to what Vitali Klitschko had to say about his opponent Dereck Chisora’s challenge. It was to start promotional proceedings and get a fight, the only one he wanted at the time against WBC champion Vitali.
Vitali and his team knew also that Haye was the biggest fight out there for them and admitted that talks had taken place to test the water and discuss a deal to make it happen Vitali also had unfinished business with Haye and spoke about getting his own fists on our guy, after the decapitated head T shirt prank the Londoner played when Haye fought his brother Wladimir in July 2011, although he has probably let that go now, there is no doubt the fight will still happen if he wants it.
Reading the WBC’s website today, their president Jose Sulaiman added another positive take on the fight happening, when he issued a statement welcoming Haye to fight for them again after lifting the ban they had put in place after his brawl with Chisora. Plus they even went as far as saying that anyone involved in the Upton park clash when Haye fought Chisora under the Luxembourg boxing board banner in July, would also be banned by the organisation.
They have now appeared to have softened their stance after speaking with Haye recently and now it looks to have opened the door for Haye to take on their heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko.
WBC president Jose Sulaiman spoke with British boxer David Haye, who wants to return to fight for our organization, during his stay in London.“The WBC was the first boxing organization in recognising David as world champion, when he conquered the cruiserweight title in 2007. Then Haye fought in the heavyweight division, and now he wants a fresh championship shot against current champion Vitali Klitschko.“The talk was amicable and David Haye is welcome to return to the WBC.”
Haye retired from boxing in October last year after his defeat to Wladimir and promised never to return to boxing again, unless he was offered a straight shot at one of the dominating Ukrainian brothers. He broke that promise to fight Chisora, but still remains without a British licence and it is unlikely that the BBBofC will be rushing to give him one without a full hearing which could see him fight under the Luxemburg’s council again?
Vitali takes on the unbeaten based German Manuel Charr on Sep 8. The fight though is being rumoured to be Klitschkos last as he is considering retiring from the sport if he is successful in winning a seat in parliament on October 28. But Haye will be hoping he decides to have one more fight and be tempted to take him on before he calls it a day.
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