Haye confirms Klitschko talks
Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye has confirmed his team are in talks about a fight with Vitali Klitschko in March.
The Londoner officially retired in October but was known to be ready to fight again if the opportunity arose for him to avenge his July defeat by Wladimir Klitschko or take on his elder brother.
And Haye has confirmed one of the worst-kept secrets in sport, telling the BBC's Hardtalk programme: "I haven't seen a contract but there's definitely talks going on. I said before I retired I would love that fight and there's a date in March that's already been talked about."
The Ukrainian brothers always claimed negotiations had been taking place over a meeting with Vitali, the WBC champion, following Haye's unification loss to IBF/WBO champion Wladimir in Hamburg earlier this year.
Haye himself had already stated he had merely "retired from fighting anyone without the Klitschko surname'' as he looks to redeem himself following a poor showing against Wladimir in the summer.
The Englishman recently told Press Association Sport: "Only time will tell whether the Klitschkos need me more than I need them.
"They won't believe that they do but it depends what they want out of boxing. If they want guaranteed easy victories then they can do what they've always done but if they want a tough challenge you'd think they would want to beat down my door."
A date in early March has long been talked about, in all likelihood to be staged in Dusseldorf in Germany.
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