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Haye accepting all demands to get unification fight with Klitschko

| 23.12.2010

David Haye believes that there is now no reason that a heavyweight unification bout with Wladimir Klitschko cannot take place after he has agreed to all of the demands placed in front of him by the Ukrainian.

WBA heavyweight title holder Haye has long sought a battle with one of the Klitschko brothers and it is the younger sibling that seems the most likely to step into the ring.

Haye is 11/10 in the boxing betting odds to win a fight with Wladimir, but there are many stumbling blocks that need to be overcome first to ensure that the showdown goes ahead.

However, with Haye desperate to get his hands on the IBF and WBO versions of his belt, he has agreed to any requests made by Klitschko.

These include a 50-50 share of everything, despite the fact that Haye potentially will bring more to the table because of the money that would be made through UK television airing.

Furthermore, Haye would have no problems fighting at any venue of Klitschko’s choice, which includes a location in Germany.

Klitschko has remained silent on the matter in spite of Haye’s efforts, but the Brit is sure that the eagerly-awaited encounter will go ahead in 2011.

He said: “We have now ticked every box they have asked us to tick and I just hope Wladimir is as eager to fight as he tells everyone he is.

“We have removed every possible excuse and have shown we are serious about making this fight become a reality. I’ll smoke him out if I have to. I only pray Wladimir is as serious as we are, because this fight needs to happen for the good of the sport.”

Wladimir is 4/6 to beat Haye, with the unlikely draw priced at 33/1.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.