British heavyweight contender David Haye claims that if he does get a fight with WBC heavyweight world champion Vitali Klitschko, he will first attempt to get his British boxing license back.
Haye lost fought on July 14th against Dereck Chisora and he did so with a license under the Luxembourg Boxing Federation (LBF). Haye put on a career-best performance and knocked Chisora out in just 5 rounds, but it didn't seem to actually increase his chances of landing a fight with Vitali Klitschko. Vitali is the type of guy that likes to "play by the rules" and do things the right way, so I'm sure that at the moment, whilst Haye is still boxing under the LBF, there is not much chance of the fight happening. There is also the situation involving the WBC... Basically, Haye and the WBC are now "friends" again after a long dispute regarding 'The Hayemaker's' controversial fight with Chisora. I'm sure that the WBC, who are the organisation that Vitali is champion, would much rather the fight happen if Haye was with the BBBofC.
Haye says he will attempt to get his British boxing license back and hopefully as soon as possible.
"It's been well-publicised already, but the reason I applied for a license from the Luxembourg Boxing Federation was because my opponent, Dereck Chisora, had seen his British license withdrawn. The only way we were able to deliver the fight the public wanted, when they wanted it, was to both apply for foreign licenses, as arranged by Chisora's promoter," explained Haye.
"In an ideal world, though, I'd now like to box on with a British license. I'm a British boxer, I have never had any issues with the board and, should a fight with Vitali Klitschko happen, I'd be keen to have the British Boxing Board of Control in my corner, simply because they are so experienced and are the best at what they do."
By Jack Price @PriceyJ97.