By Sam James: David Haye yesterday announced his return to the boxing ring in an attempt to move up the rankings and secure a mandatory fight with Klitschko brothers, Haye’s camp have been trying to negotiate for months to get a fight with either Wladimir or Vitali Klitschko, but each time the Klitschko’s failed to respond.
Haye has now decided to return to boxing and is scheduling two fights this year; he then hopes to be in a better position to get the fight he craves.
His first fight will be against a yet to be named opponent on 29th June in Manchester, Haye last fight was against Dereck Chisora last year at Upton Park where Haye brutally knocked out Chisora in the fifth round.
Team Klitschko has said before that the winner of Haye v Chisora would face one of the Klitschko brothers, but they had gone a little quiet since then.
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David Haye Thinks Vitali Will Retire
By Neil James: David Haye is concerned that Vitali Klitschko would rather retire than fight him; the Londoner has been chasing the WBC champion for months in hope of securing a fight. That is only fight that Haye is interested in and has already stated that should Vitali retire, then he will also hang up his gloves.
Haye would love nothing more than see the fight signed and sealed, but considering the Vitali camp has gone quiet, it is looking more likely that fight will not happen.
Before, Vitali and his management team insisted that David Haye should fight Dereck Chisora and the winner would face the Ukrainian.
Haye convincingly beat Chisora, in better fashion that Vitali did.
“We spent a lot of time working on the contract when he fought Manuel Charr in terms of finance,” said Haye.
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Vitali Still Interested In Facing David Haye
By Neil James: A source close to Vitali Klitschko claims that the fighter has a strong chance of taking another bout before he retires with David Haye’s name being touted as the challenger; rumours has been circulating that the WBC Champion Vitali could quit the game to concentrate on a career in politics in his native Ukraine.
David Haye can generate a huge money from UK pay per view which will make him the favourite to face Vitali, Tyson Fury has tried to get in front of Haye to secure a fight with Klitschko, but Haye has a bigger pull in the UK than Tyson Fury, so you could well see Haye face Vitali rather than Fury.
The source said to gorodokboxing.com “There is a 90% chance that we will see Vitali in the ring one more time. His opponent could be David Haye, but Haye would have to agree to our terms…I think that he shouldn’t expect any more than 30%. If he agrees to the new deal, than the fight might take place in Germany at one of the indoor stadiums.”
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Emanuel Steward Dies At 68
By Lee West: It has been reported that boxing legendary trainer Emanuel Steward has passed away today, various news sources all ran articles suggesting the 68-year-old had passed away which has now been confirmed by the sister of Steward.
Steward renowned as one of the most famous trainers in the history of boxing where he trained fighters such as Thomas ‘Hitman’ Hearns, Hilmer Kenty and Milton McCrory to world titles in the 1980s, Lennox Lewis during the 90’s up until 2003 and until recently he was training current WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO & The Ring Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko.
With the news that Steward had passed, this will hit the boxing community hard.
The legacy of Emanuel Steward will live on long after his death.
Hall of Famer Emanuel Steward trained a long list of fighters, such as Gerald McClellan, Michael Moorer, Yuriorkis Gamboa, Julio Cesar Chavez, Naseem Hamed, Andy Lee, James Toney, Oscar De La Hoya, Evander Holyfield, Miguel Cotto and many more.
The 68 year-old has been battling an unspecified illness over the past few months and the family has asked for prayers for his recovery.
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