Wednesday, June 17, 2009

David Haye Pulls Out

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

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Heavyweight contender David Haye has spoken for the first time since the news broke a week ago of his back injury that forced him to withdraw from a June 20th clash with IBF/WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko. Haye says that he will be ready and fully recovered from his injury to take a fight with WBC champion Vitali Klitschko in July, if Vitali is able to get permission for a voluntary defense from the WBC. Haye says he suffered the back injury while he was shadow boxing last Tuesday.

"I want to fight the biggest and the best and whoever is the biggest, the best and available I will fight," said Haye to Sportinglife. "It is all about me becoming heavyweight champion of the world as soon as possible. I know a fight between me and anybody is massive. I am more than happy to fight them (the Klitschko brothers). They know that. I agreed to fight Vitali first and it swapped over to Wladimir. If he would like to give me a voluntary then I would like to let him know I am ready from July."

Haye would also like to reschedule his fight with Wladimir. He hopes that Wlad is able to get past Ruslan Chagaev next Saturday, and then face him down the road.



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