Klitschko calls Haye a Liar
Posted by Joe Roche on 01.14.2011
Wladimir says Haye is to blame for fight fallout.
Wladimir Klistchko has told ESPN.com that David Haye is wrong to blame him for their fight being scrapped. Haye claims that Klitschko's decision to fight Dereck Chisora on April 30th put their fight in jeopardy because Klitschko would need more than 9 weeks (Wladimir proposed a July 2nd fight) to prepare for Haye. Klitschko doesn't seem to think so. "I don't take David Haye as a super-special fight," Klitschko said. "I don't need a half a year to prepare for this fight. I'm always in shape anyway. Me fighting Chisora first is good promotion for the fight with David Haye because the guy is also British and very loud. It's perfect to help promote the big fight."
Haye, of course, tends to think he's the most dangerous fighter on the planet. "It should never have come to this," Haye said. "I was available to fight in May and June, and yet Klitschko only gave me dates of April 30 and July 2. The April date would be too close to Amir Khan's next fight, and would prove problematic with Sky Box Office, so we settled for July.
"Klitschko claims he'll fight both Chisora and I, but it's nonsense. Are we expected to believe that a fighter that competed only once in the whole of 2009 and twice in 2010 is now going to box twice in a matter of nine weeks? A bout with me is the most lucrative, meaningful and dangerous fight Wladimir's ever had, not some throwaway tune-up. Wladimir won't fight anybody nine weeks after Chisora, let alone me."
Instead of Haye it appears that Klitschko will fight Tomasz Adamak in a stadium in Poland in September. Stay tuned for more information on that fight as it develops.