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David Haye set to start talks with Klitschko brothers

Wladimir Klitschko lays down gauntlet to Haye

David Haye is set to begin talks with the Klitschko brothers as he seeks to unify the world heavyweight titles.

IBF and WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko has issued a video message taunting Britain's WBA title holder and calling for a showdown between the pair.

Wladimir's older brother Vitali, the WBC champion, is also on Haye's radar as he targets holding all four belts.

Haye, 29, said that trainer and manager Adam Booth would enter negotiations with the Ukrainians later this week.

"Adam said something yesterday [in response to Wladimir] and after a meeting on Thursday I will know more," Haye confirmed.


"But until then, I'll leave Adam to it. I'm here relaxing and enjoying myself now."

Haye had been scheduled to fight Wladimir last summer before being scuppered by a back injury.

Talks were then held about an autumn challenge against Vitali until Haye's camp walked away and fought Nikolay Valuev for the WBA belt instead.

Haye, who successfully defended his title for the first time by stopping John Ruiz earlier this month, now hopes blockbuster clashes with the Klitschkos would be too big not to eventually come to fruition.

"You would assume so," he said. "But I'm enjoying my victory at the moment and that is it.

"Adam is meeting their people, I think on Thursday, so there's nothing else to say."

see also
Klitschko issues Haye challenge
12 Apr 10 |  Boxing
Haye aims for four-fight swansong
05 Apr 10 |  Boxing
Haye dismisses Hopkins challenge
05 Apr 10 |  Boxing
Haye intent on unifying division
04 Apr 10 |  Boxing
Haye stops Ruiz to retain title
03 Apr 10 |  Boxing
Haye questions Klitschko legacy
09 Dec 09 |  Boxing
Klitschkos 'to flip coin' on Haye
23 Mar 10 |  Boxing
Champion Klitschko retains belts
20 Mar 10 |  Boxing
Haye shocks Valuev to take title
07 Nov 09 |  Boxing
Haye & Klitschko target showdown
08 Nov 09 |  Boxing

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