David Haye believes Vitali’s era is over – Boxing News
British heavyweight boxer David Haye believes WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko no longer is the best in the division. Haye, who has been campaigning to fight against Vitali Klitschko since his knockout victory over Dereck Chisora earlier this year,
believes it is time for him to grab the title from Vitali.
“I always assumed he was quite a proud man and wanted to leave some sort of legacy behind, which he won’t do at the moment, because, can you think of any big fighters Vitali has fought?” said Haye in his recent interview.
“He’s had 50 fights against nobodies. The only fight of his that people remember is the one against Lennox Lewis — which he lost,” he added.
“He needs a fight people will actually remember — and the only recognised heavyweight out there is myself,” he added.
For now, Haye believes it is his time to get a shot at Vitali, to finally get a shot at the title. Haye has been campaigning to fight Vitali Klitschko forever now. He has already faced Vitali’s younger brother Wladimir Klitschko previously and has lost.
Now, Haye believes it is time for him to fight against Vitali to finally grab a title and cement his legacy in the division.
“David Haye, David Price and Tyson Fury are three big men with big digs and big question marks remaining over their durability. Add Dereck Chisora, rumoured to be re-applying for his British license, then pair any two in semi-finals with the victors to meet
and determine the 'Don'. All would fill football stadiums,” said Haye’s promoter Frank Promoter in his column this week.
In other words, Haye is near to a title shot, only if he can prove himself. While Haye believes there is nothing left for him to prove in the division, Frank Warren believes he needs to defeat other contenders in order to get the top.
For now, Haye is all ready to get a match against Vitali, believing the Ukrainian fighter stands for nothing. For Haye, Vitali has always fought against inferior opponents which is not an achievement for a titan like him.