The name Vitali Klitschko has long garnered attention at price per head sportsbooks, and this time it may not be about an upcoming fight.
Vitali Klitschko is the reigning WBC heavyweight champion, but boxing is not his only passion. He is the leader of the political party UDAR (Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform) of Vitaliy Klychko and since 15 December 2012, a member of the Ukrainian parliament.
British boxer David Haye wants a fight, but Kitschko seems to have other plans
Klitchko is campaigned on the anti-corruption platform and accused the current president in October 2011 President Yanukovych and the Azarov Government of “doing everything to manipulate the rules to stay in power longer”
“We haven’t heard a word from his people since before Vitali fought [Dereck] Chisora [in February 2012],” Haye told Sky Sports News.
If Haye doesn’t hear of a fight by this summer, he will just have to give up his hope.
“If it’s not happened by this summer then [I must] accept the fact that the fight is never happening and move on.”
Pay per head shops would look forward to a fight between these two greats, but has Klitschko already hung up his gloves?
“I wished Vitali a happy new year and congratulated him on all his political bits and bobs and whatever he’s doing over there in the Ukrainian parliament” said Haye.
‘But the bottom line is that he’s a fighter and hopefully he wants the fight the fans want.
“He’s never had that flagship fight, that one mega-fight that people will always remember him for. The only one people remember is the fight with Lennox Lewis, in which he came off second best,” Haye said of the 2003 fight in which Klitschko was stopped in the sixth round because of a large cut over his left eye.
The ever confident Haye continued, even after losing to Viktor’s brother Wladmir.
“I guarantee the smart money would be on someone like myself with power and speed and youth beating him, and he is going to have to pull off the upset. Whether he wants to put himself in that position remains to be seen.”
If there is any chance of a fight, pay per head sportsbooks will have the best lines available.