By Clive Bernath: David Haye has called for a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko despite the 35 year-old scoring an easy points victory over the Londoner in Hamburg, Germany on Saturday night.
However, not only is it unlikely that anyone would want to see a rematch after Wladimir’s convincing win of Haye, it now looks like the IBF/WBO/WBA and IBO king will set his sights on facing the winner of the Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury, who clash for the British heavyweight crown on July 23.
Although Haye has always been adamant that he will retire in October he will not want to go out on a loss and Bernd Boente, who manages both Wladimir and older brother Vitali Klitschko, may just throw the fallen ex champ a lifeline and suggest he fight WBC king Vitali if he comes through his next title defence against Tomasz Adamek.
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Boente said: “I know Haye intends to retire in October, but the fight we would like to see is Vitali Klitschko against David Haye.
“But Vitali will first fight Adamek in October. Then I would like to see Haye versus Vitali. It is a fight I have in my mind, and it is definitely possible. I think it would be a good fight, and a great promotion - Haye’s chance to redeem himself against the other Klitschko.”
It does indeed make perfect sense for Haye to fight the elder Klitschko but Haye himself believes he should be granted a rematch with Wladimir: “Hopefully, Wlad looks at the numbers,” Haye said. “There’s no one out there for him. Look at the sums. It makes economic sense. The ball is in his court.”
July 3, 2011