Bernd Boente, the business manager of world heavyweight champions Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, says there is a chance either brother could defend their titles against Britain’s David Haye some time soon.
After Wladimir out-pointed Haye convincingly over 12 rounds back in July 2011 Team Klitschko cooled on the idea of entertaining Haye again but the Londoner’s impressive stoppage win over Dereck Chisora last Saturday re-opened the door to negotiations, according to Boente.
Speaking to Sky Sports Ringside programme Boente revealed that once Vitali has defended his WBC title against the unbeaten Manuel Charr on September 8 and completed his political obligations in Ukraine there is a chance he could accomadate Haye:
"I can’t foresee the future, We have to wait and see for September 8 and then the elections, but down the road let’s see,” said Boente.
"It could be Vitali, it could be Wladimir some time next year. At this moment, promotion-wise, I think that fight makes no sense after one year, but let’s see. David is definitely a flashy person, a personality and he is always in the media, so why not?
"We are all in an entertainment business and I’m sure that the Vitali versus David fight would be a thrilling fight, an interesting fight and would definitely be the fight the boxing world wants to see."
And Boente added. "I would not even rule out a rematch between Wladimir and David down the road, but at this moment it makes no sense because Wladimir’s win was clear.
"There were no question marks at all, but Vitali’s fight against David would be by far one of the biggest fights in boxing, not only in the heavyweight division."
July 20, 2012