Klitschko brothers vow to send WBA champ Haye into retirement

Monday, December 27, 2010

LONDON - The Klitschko brothers, Wladimir and Vitali, have stated that one of them will face World Champion David Haye in 2011, and promised to send the British boxer into retirement without his WBA world heavyweight title.

The British world title holder was due to face Wladimir back in 2009, but he had to pull out of the bout due to a back injury picked up in training for the fight.

Haye claims he is “85 per cent certain” to face Wladimir in April or May in a world heavyweight clash, but the Ukrainian said Haye may take on his elder brother, WBC champion Vitali, the Daily Express reports.

Wladimir, who holds the WBO and IBF versions of the title, said: “One of us will take on Haye next year and whoever it is will send him into retirement by putting him on the canvas.

“It doesn’t matter which one it is, both of us are far too big and strong for David Haye, who will be an easy payday for us. Haye is rated only in his own head - outside that nobody rates him,” he said.

“Haye is a good one for talking himself up but he lost as a cruiserweight and he will be nothing for us to beat. He will leave the arena embarrassed if he ever sets foot in the ring with us,” Wladimir said. (ANI)

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