David Haye’s manager has dismissed Wladimir Klitschko’s suggestion that the had offered a date to David Haye and was waiting for an answer.
Current IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko had suggested on Monday that he had put forward the 2nd July as a suitable date for the fight and was waiting for David Hayes answer.
Adam Booth, Haye’s manager, dismissed these suggestions, saying he hadn’t heard anything from the Ukrainian this year.
30 year old Haye is currently scheduled to fight mandatory challenger Ruslan Chagaev in England in May but no venure had been decided yet.
“I haven’t heard from their camp since December,” Booth told BBC Sport.
Another Britain, Dereck Chisora, will get a pop at Klitschko first, drawing critiscism from Haye’s manager.
“Wladimir has got to stop deceiving boxing fans and not take on 14 fight novices,” he said.
Klitschko responded, saying, “I think after talking so much nonsense, he [Haye] has to show up in the ring.
“He’s been trying to be smart, but eventually he’s put himself in the corner. And he’s talking about legacy? I don’t see any legacy with him,” he said.
“I know the British fans are looking forward to this fight and I’m looking forward to satisfying the British fans to fight David Haye,” he added.
“I’m right here, and I’m confirming that 2 July is the date for the fight – either David Haye takes it or he leaves the whole thing.”
Klitschko also rubbished suggestions that money agreements were preventing the fight from taking place.
“We are agreed on the money so we split everything 50-50, but money is not an issue right now,” he said.
The Ukranian is not bothered where the fight takes place either, saying it doesn’t matter.
Do you think we’ll see the fight, or will the two mega boxers keep sidestepping each other?