by Jack Crewe

 

Adam Booth trainer and manager of WBA Heavyweight Champion, David Haye spoke with Sky Sports explaining the difficulty of arranging a fight with either Klitschko brother at the moment.

David Haye claimed after the Audley Harrison fight that he had a lot of money on the third round, David Haye claims now that he did not bet on himself to win but told a lot of people that he would win in the third, the BBBC regulations say it is forbidden for boxers to place bets on themselves in bouts and there have been calls for Harrison's £1m purse to be held after his non-performance at the MEN on 13th November. 

Robert Smith, the Boxing Board secretary, revealed his surprise at this, but accepted Haye was telling the truth with his denial of betting.

He said: "I was quite surprised and disappointed. Every year we send out the rules and regulations and if he'd have read it he'd have known. I think from what David has said, and I heard the interview live, I'm fairly happy that everything was okay."

Vitali Klitschko has offered David Haye a "50-50" split purse for a Spiring fight in 2011, David Haye has said he will fight at least one of the Klitschko's in 2011, but certain obligations have to be met. Vitali has to face the winner of next months WBC eliminator between Austin and Soils, and Haye has a mandatory title defense against Russlan Chagaev. 

"David has a mandatory WBA challenger that he has to oblige." Booth said, "Make no mistake, David desperately wants to fight a Klitschko. Whatever route we go now, we promise we will make that fight happen.

 

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