David Haye has stated that he is still hopeful of fighting both Klitschko brothers before he calls it a day and hangs up his gloves.
The WBA Heavyweight Champion still plans to retire from boxing when he reaches 31, however Haye believes he still has two highly entertaining fights left in him.
Haye is hoping for a unification fight with Wladimir Klitschko for the IBF and WBO gold, who is set to defend them in April against Dereck Chisora.
Haye has said that his dream remains to fight Vitali also, but admits one brother may be all he can manage as he is a mandatory fight possibly in May.
Haye told ringside; “In an ideal world, if I could have my little crystal ball and change people’s opinions and minds and get Wladimir’s people to do what I want them to do it would be Wladimir in the summer, then Vitali in September or early October”.
“But that’s in an ideal world – and we don’t live in an ideal world”.
“In a realistic world, I have a mandatory challenge first. Whether that’s (Ruslan) Chagaev or (Alexander) Povetkin, I wish I could give you an answer who it could be, but I don’t know myself” stated Haye.
The Heavyweight Champion went onto say, “Then I would fight in September or October against Wladimir. If he wants it, let’s do it – I’ve said I would still be willing to do it.”
It has been argued that Haye’s self-imposed retirement date is proving to be an obstacle in his goal to become the undisputed Heavyweight World Champion, allowing him nine months to sort his differences out with Klitshcko.
Haye reiterated his intentions to bow out of boxing sooner rather than later, and urged the British public to enjoy him while he’s around.
Then that’s it,” Haye Stated. “I knock out Wladimir, take his belts then give them back to him so he can for them all again.”
“I’m not going to be here for long; a couple of more fights, two more tremendous nights of entertainment. No doubt about it.”
Will the British public get the dream fight Haye talks about, only time will tell.