Klitschko had previously talked up the prospect of the bout but reminded Haye yesterday that he had rejected the chance of a heavyweight super-fight in September in favour of a grudge match against Dereck Chisora. Haye knocked out Chisora at Upton Park on Saturday night.
“David Haye was supposed to be at this press conference,” said Klitschko, the World Boxing Council’s heavyweight champion. “He had a concrete offer for a fight in September and he refused. He turned down the fight in favour of one with Chisora.”
However, Haye said: “I can wait another year, if he wants to. I’ll stay in good shape, keep working in the gym. The longer he waits, the better it is for me. If a fight with Vitali happens down the line, fantastic.
“If the fight with Vitali doesn’t happen, then I’ve been undisputed cruiserweight champion of the world and a heavyweight champion of the world. I’ve achieved more than I anticipated I would do as a youngster.
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