WBA heavyweight champion David Haye fears Vitali Klitschko will prevent him from knocking out younger brother Wladimir Klitschko when the pair face each in a unification match this summer.
Haye is scheduled to face IBF/WBO and IBO champ Wladimir in a unification battle on either June 25 or July 2, and Haye is already engaging in trash talk despite there being three months until the big fight.
Speaking to the Daily Express Haye said: "I know Vitali’s going to be there ringside, in Wladimir’s corner, so he’s going to see first hand the destruction that I dish out on his little brother.
"And it’s going to be painful for him to sit back and watch me do it. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s the one who stops the fight, gets into the ring and drags his brother out.
"I wouldn’t want the referee to stop it. I want him to take that ten count and be completely unconscious. Hopefully I’ll do the job on Wladimir so his big brother, Vitali, gets all touchy and it hits a nerve. No-one likes their brother getting bashed up, especially with the beating I’m looking to inflict on Wladimir."
WBC king Vitali Klitschko defends his title against undefeated Cuban Odlanier Solis in Germany on Saturday night.
March 17, 2011