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From the Telegraph: Klitschkos say Haye turned down fight with Vitali

David Haye was sent a contract to fight Vitali Klitschko for the World Boxing Council heavyweight title over a month ago but turned it down in favor of a fight with Dereck Chisora, the Klitschko management team said on Monday night.

Vitali, elder brother of Wladimir — who defeated Haye in Hamburg last summer — scoffed at the prospect of a controversial fight between Haye and Dereck Chisora, planned for Upton Park in July. Said Klitschko: “Haye-Chisora? The biggest heavyweight fight out there? The Haye-Chisora is a fight between two losers. Haye lost to Wladimir, Chisora lost to me. I offered Haye a fight for September, but he obviously does not want to fight me. He ducked out to face Chisora instead. The fight between them has no meaning in the sport.”


Gareth A Davies is the boxing correspondent for The Telegraph


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