Haye and Klitschkos' US promoters talk in Las Vegas
Haye (right) and Wladimir Klitschko have crossed paths on the boxing circuit
Promoters for heavyweight champions David Haye and the Ukrainian Klitschko brothers have held talks for the first time in more than a year in Las Vegas.
After IBF and WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko pulled out of a title defence against Derek Chisora, his US advisors met with Haye's American advisors.
BBC Radio 5 live's boxing reporter Mike Costello said it may prove significant.
"People are getting giddy over here [in Las Vegas] about the prospect of this fight taking place at last," he said.
A big-money fight between former cruiserweight Haye, 30, and Wladimir Klitschko - or his WBC champion brother Vitali - has been mooted since the Londoner made a permanent move to the heavyweight division in 2008.
"If you're wondering why two American sides are trying to negotiate a fight between a Ukrainian and a Brit, it's simply because their two sides have reached such a deadlock that they are barely on speaking terms," added Costello.
"They're almost acting as mediators.
"But the other issue is that they want the fight. It would be a monster fight for Vegas, as it would be in Britain and Germany. So the venue might be one of the sticking points."
Booth himself told The Guardian
that: "If it happens, it will happen very quickly. Bernd Bonte [Klitschko's promoter] said he would ring me after the 12th [of December], so here we are."
Haye, meanwhile, said that he thought the fight should take place in London, where he believed it would make the most money.
"That's what boxing comes down to," he stated.
"I believe that would be at Wembley stadium; a few people believe it will be over here [in Las Vegas]. I'd love that."
However Chisora insists he will not step aside for Haye after Wladimir Klitschko's withdrawal from their planned title bout.
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