Continuing to reiterate that his only interest is to challenge Vitali Klitschko to win the WBC heavyweight title and that it is this he is waiting for, Haye underlined his belief in Price’s potential but is regardless adamant that they will never meet in the ring.
“I sparred with David Price since he was an amateur…he’s got all the tools that a Klitschko has,” said Haye. “He ticks all the boxes.”
As was the case when he fought Vitali’s younger brother Wladimir in July 2011, progress in talks for Haye to face the older Klitschko has appeared almost non-existent, leading the former world champion to at least claim he believes the fight will never take place if not agreed upon by this summer.
“Everything’s agreed, it’s just a matter of when and where,” said Haye, who lost over 12 rounds to the younger Klitschko in 2011. “I’m more than happy to fight in Germany, like I did before, I expect the fight to be in Germany.
“But if it’s not happened by this summer then I’ll accept the fight’s never happening. We’ve not heard from his people since Vitali fought Chisora [last February].”
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