WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko said today that there will be no fight between his brother, WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, and David Haye until Haye has his license renewed by the BBBofC. Earlier today Haye and his manager Adam Booth denied actually turning down a fight against Vitali, although they did accept an interim fight against Dereck Chisora in July as active negotiations for a Vitali-Haye fight were in progress.
“There is nothing that could be made,” Wladimir told Sky Sports News. “First of all David Haye was officially retired, he didn’t have a license so there couldn’t be any conversation. With David Haye, we have been handling a lot for many years, we’ve heard a lot of nonsense and lies. And right now, he’s actually getting ready for the Chisora fight.”
As for Haye-Chisora taking place in London against the British commission’s wishes, Wlad stated, “It’s actually really surprising to me that this fight is happening on British soil. I don’t want to promote this fight, but it’s happening and I have to make my statement. It’s sending a bad message: that the worse you behave, the more money you’re going to get and you will get known. It’s not the right way to do it.”