Unable to land a fight with WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, former WBA heavyweight titlist David Haye announced today in London that that he will fight on June 29 fight at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Haye said he wants to fight twice this year to make himself mandatory challenger and force a fight with one of the Klitschkos. Five opponents are being considered and manager Adam Booth will announce the name “in the near future.”
Earlier this week Vitali Klitschko told BBC Ukraine that Haye turned down a fight with him last year and now he must wait. “Last September I gave a proposal to David Haye to fight me in Moscow,” said Klitschko. “David Haye had a contract and didn’t want to do that and instead of fighting me he fought Chisora. How long [should] I have to wait for David Haye? I gave him a proposal and he didn’t take it.” Booth complains that the Klitschko camp ignored his emails.