Vitali and Haye 'happy' to fight
David Haye has claimed Vitali Klitschko has agreed to fight him, while Vitali has also stated he would be "happy" to face Haye.
Last Updated: 04/03/12 11:38am
David Haye has claimed Vitali Klitschko has agreed to fight him, while the WBC champion has also stated he would be "happy" to face the British fighter.
Haye retired after his points loss to Vitali's brother Wladimir last July, but a return to the ring has been widely expected with the 31-year-old repeatedly stating his desire to fight the older Klitschko sibling.
Haye confronted Vitali about a possible fight before his recent press conference brawl with Dereck Chisora, and now says the Ukrainian has agreed to step into the ring with him.
Haye said on Twitter: "Vitali has just finally agreed to fight me in a live RTL interview!!! He told me I will be his next fight!! Let's Get Ready To Rumble!!!"
Vitali responded in a positive manner when asked about the claims by Sky Sports after Wladimir's victory over Jean-Marc Mormeck in Dusseldorf.
"It would be great - I gave him a proposal many months ago. David Haye thinks he's a world champion, he's not world champion anymore," Vitali said.
With Saturday night giving further proof of the extent to which the Klitschko's dominate the current heavyweight scene, Vitali was in optimistic mood over the brothers' future.
He added: "Nobody knows what will happen tomorrow. Maybe in the next couple of months a Klitschko will fight David Haye, it would be a great fight.
"I would be happy to fight David Haye, I would be happy to knock him out."
Haye responded on Twitter: "After hearing Vitali's interview on SKY, I feel he's not been given all the facts by his team about me! As I HAVE already agreed all terms!"