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BOXER SURPRISE: David Haye may make a lucrative return to the sport if Vitali Klitschko agrees to a fight

A HEAVYWEIGHT match up between David Haye and Vitali Klitschko could be on the horizon after the WBC welcomed the former back into the organisation. The two boxers have never fought before, and if the bout went ahead it could see Haye earn £10m.

Last July, the 31-year-old boxer came out of retirment to beat Dereck Chisora in five rounds. After that win Haye said he would contemplate one more clash if it was with the senior Klitschko brother who holds the WBC title.

Directly after his victory over Chisora, Haye said: “He [Vitali] will no doubt fight some chump and then retire to be a politician. If he wants to fight me then I’m ready.”

Haye, a former heavyweight world champion, currently is not in possession of a British boxing license, but last week engaged in fruitful talks with the WBC.

A WBC spokesman said: “David Haye is welcome to return to the WBC. WBC president Jose Sulaiman spoke with David, who wants to return to fight for our organisation.”

The British boxer’s wish to get back in the ring with Klitschko could be fulfilled next February, however, the Ukrainian must vanquish the undefeated Manuel Charr this Saturday (September 8) in Moscow.

Nonetheless, the 41-year-old eastern European fighter may hang up his gloves for good if elected to the Ukrainian parliament in October. Hence Haye will be watching closely, waiting for Klitschko’s next move.

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