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