Over the past few months Vitali Klitschko’s return to the ring was in question. Circulating rumors suggested that he is on the verge of announcing his retirement, and one of them had even claimed that he already had made that announcement inUkraine.
Of course all of that was nothing but speculations, since Vitali himself had said nothing solid about his future boxing career. That was until now, where in a recent statement a close member of team Vitali Klitschko had explained that Vitali is indeed planning to step into the ring one more time, again an opponent all too familiar.
“There is a 90% chance that we will see Vitali in the ring one more time. His opponent could be David Haye, but Haye would have to agree to our terms. In 2011 the Klitschko brothers had agreed on an equal division of profits because at that time David Haye was a WBA champion and was able to interest a lot of PPV viewers from theUK. The result was a sum of profits close to $25 million. At this time Haye has neither a title nor the same interest from his countrymen as he did before. I think that he shouldn’t expect any more than 30%. If he agrees to the new deal, than the fight might take place in Germany at one of the indoor stadiums of Frankfurt orDusseldorf. In the summer the Parilament of Ukraine will have a long recess, at which time Vitali could train in Austria,” said the source.
I don’t know about you, but I think that David Haye needs to take the 30% and avoid creating unnecessary arguments about this number. What was stated above is the pure truth, and since Haye has very little to offer in this fight, he should oblige Vitali’s demands. If Haye ends up passing up this amazing opportunity to fight Vitali, his fans as well as the boxing world will abandon him. The chance of beating Vitali, as slim as it may be, should be enough of an incentive for Haye to go ahead and sign the contract.