David Haye To End Brief Retirement and Fight Vitali Klitschko in March 2012?

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David Haye To End Brief Retirement and Fight Vitali Klitschko in March 2012?
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Vitali calls Haye to tell him he's got his number...

Former Heavyweight and Cruiserweight World Champion David Haye is being lined up as a possible opponent for Vitali Klitschko on 3rd March 2012 in Germany, according to The Telegraph.

Haye has not fought since Wladimir Klitschko deprived him of his WBA Heavyweight title in July this year. Haye announced his retirement from boxing in October after his 31st birthday.

Although Haye proved to be a less than worthy opponent for Wladimir Klitshcko, a lack of big name fighters have resulted in the British fighter being at the top of Vitali Klitshcko's most wanted list.

To be honest, there are several good prospects moving up through the heavyweight division. Robert Helenius, Alexander Povetkin, Cedric Williams and Tyson Fury are all capable fighters that could provide a relatively decent challenge. Unfortunately, there is no public demand for these fighters and the box office draw is low.

Haye's biggest asset is that he was able to draw the crowds with his brash trash talking and hyped the fight with Wladimir Klitshcko to a level that audiences in the US were interested. Haye frequently upset the gentleman Klitschko brothers prior to the fight to such an extent that it became very personal.

Both Haye and Wladimir Klitschko made at least $12,500,000 each from the fight. Vitali Klitshcko has felt that he deserves a massive pay day too, and the only logical way to get it is to challenge Haye, although it is unlikely that he will make as much from the fight as his brother did.

Adam Booth, Haye's trainer, has told Sky Sports News in the UK that his fighter is in light training although he has yet to make any decision on his future.

The main question is whether or not Haye will be motivated enough to take on the stronger Klitshcko brother. Wladimir Klitshcko is without a doubt the more complete fighter of the two but Vitali possesses such an iron chin that Haye will have no other choice but to employ hit-and-run tactics for a whole fight.  If a single straight right were to land from Vitali on Haye then the fight would be done.

The Klitschko brothers have given David Haye until next week to confirm he wants the fight. But will the Hayemaker step up to the plate?

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