Haye predicts showdown against Vitali

BRITISH heavyweight David Haye believes it is only a question of time before Vitali Klitschko attempts to make a match between the two and that the Ukrainian needs a defining fight before he finally retires.

Klitschko on Saturday completed another successful defence of his WBC heavyweight title against Germany’s Manuel Charr after a significant cut to the challenger’s right eye meant he could not continue beyond the fourth round, but though the Ukrainian suggested beforehand that that fight may be his last, Haye believes his future political career will be delayed and his pugilism one consequently prolonged.

“I have had no contact from Klitschko’s team and I’m not anticipating any as it is well documented he is running for mayor of Kiev in late October.” said Haye.

“But after he’s lost that campaign I expect to hear from him. I want to convince him he’s not had a defining fight. His biggest fight was against Lennox Lewis which he lost.

“Although he has a long string of victories, none have been against opponents who have brought any excitement.

“You want to retire on a big fight and Charr was definitely not a high.”