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Vitali Klitschko wants spring fight with David Haye

Vitali Klitschko connects with Shannon Briggs
Vitali Klitschko beat Shannon Briggs in October in his last bout

Vitali Klitschko says he wants to sign a contract with David Haye to fight in spring 2011 within "the next month".

Haye retained his WBA heavyweight title when he demolished Audley Harrison, while Klitschko is the WBC champion.

Klitschko is the older brother of IBF and WBO champion Wladimir and wants to fight Haye first because "Wladimir will kill him".

Vitali Klitschko told the BBC: "Stop talking. I'm ready to sign any time, let's make the fight in springtime."

He continued on BBC Radio 5 live: "No excuses any more, he talks too much, he's a great talker, but the question is, is he a good fighter or not?


"He's world champion by talking. Let's fight. Let's go."

Vitali Klitschko added he would offer Haye a 50-50 deal and is prepared to fight him anywhere in the world.

"Let's discuss where we would fight. Let's fight in the United States. I listened to a great proposal for Madison Square Garden. I'm ready to fight in the US, Germany or Great Britain," Vitali Klitschko added.

"Let's make contract. Straightaway we are ready to sign the contract - I want to fight David Haye."

see also
Haye denies betting rules breach
15 Nov 10 |  Boxing
Klitschkos next on Haye's agenda
14 Nov 10 |  Boxing
Warren queries Haye's bet claims
14 Nov 10 |  Boxing
Haye stops Harrison to keep title
13 Nov 10 |  Boxing
Klitschko retains his WBC title
16 Oct 10 |  Boxing
Saturday boxing as it happened
13 Nov 10 |  Boxing
Haye writes off Chisora chances
20 Oct 10 |  Boxing

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