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25 MAY 2018


Booth Plays Down Haye Vs Klitschko Talks

David Haye’s trainer/manager Adam Booth has played down reports that Haye is planning to face Vitali Klitschko on March 3.

Haye announced his retirement last month following an embarrassingly easy points defeat to Vitali’s younger brother Wladimir Klitschko in July.

However, various reports on the internet suggest Haye is close to a deal to challenge Vitali for the WBC heavyweight crown. Whilst Booth admits to communication with team Klitschko, he is keen to point out that a deal has not been struck.

"Yes I’ve had phone calls and communication," Booth told Sky Sports News HD.

"But as far as I’m concerned at the moment, the fight isn’t happening and David is retired. That’s all I can say.

"It’s not for me to say, it’s for David to say - it makes no difference to me."

Haye returned to the gym recently to spar a couple of rounds with with British and Commonwealth Super-Middleweight champion George Groves.

Groves returns to action on December 9 but Booth, who joked Haye "wheezed his way through" a couple of rounds last week, says the heavyweight soon realised "how far back it is from retirement".

November 21, 2011

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