Vitali Klitschko To Stage Farewell Fight With David Haye in Kiev?
- September 11th, 2012
by Johnny Walker
According to the German publication Bild, WBC world heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko is not yet finished with his boxing career.
Klitschko, who is busy in Ukrainian politics leading his UDAR (“Punch”) party in upcoming October elections, is according to Bild planning on at least one more fight, next year in the Ukrainian capital city of Kiev, against long-time nemesis David “Hayemaker” Haye of Great Britain.
Haye, who was critical of Klitschko’s successful title defense against Manuel Charr last Saturday, said that he “desperately” wants the fight with Vitali, who he promises to knock out.
To this point in his surefire Hall of Fame career, Klitschko has not even suffered a knockdown, much less a KO.
Haye had been banned from the WBC after his press conference brawl with Dereck Chisora early this year, but last week following talks with the fighter, WBC boss Jose Sulaiman cleared the way for the Hayemaker to return against his champion.
©2012 BoxingInsider LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed with out written permission.
- Arum Likes Floyd Jr. in Bout with Canelo, and – No Surprise – So Does Floyd Sr.
- Andre Ward is Offered Possibility of Two-Fight Deal with Stevenson
- In Light of Cancellation, Speculation About Stevenson as Possible Bernard Hopkins Foe
- HBO Boxing Results: Mikey Garcia and Terence Crawford Score Stoppage Victories
- UFC 161 Results: Rashad Evans Defeats Dan Henderson
- Funny Media Interview with Paul Malignaggi & Adrien Broner
- ESPN FNF Results: Vicente Drops Diaz, Payano Devastates Maraon
- NBC Sports Network Boxing Results: Jennings and Kovalev Continue to Impress
- UFC 161 Preview: Dan Henderson vs. Rashad Evans
- Undefeated Bantamweights Battle On FNF In WBA Title Eliminator
- Quick-Tongued Adrien Broner Set for Test against Paulie Malignaggi
- Jackie Kallen: Is Mikey Garcia The Real Deal?
- Jim Gray Wonders Why Referee Stopped Fight — Josesito Lopez Was Still Breathing
- Jackie Kallen: LA vs Montreal, HBO vs Showtime, Dawson vs Stevenson, Maidana vs Lopez
- Is it fair for Floyd Mayweather to fight Saul Alvarez at a catch weight?
- Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao — a Fight They Don’t Want Us to Want
- Jackie Kallen: Mayweather vs Canelo – Dream Fight At Last!
- Richest Fight Ever Set for Sept. 14 — Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez
- Mad Dog Carl Froch No Ordinary Englishman
- Jackie Kallen: Boxing Fights I want to See in 2013