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Haye is 9/4 to meet and beat Vitali Klitschko after overcoming Chisora

| 15.07.2012

David Haye was one of the big winners on a dramatic night of boxing, his knockout victory over supposed sworn enemy Dereck Chisora significantly strengthening his case for a fight against Vitali Klitschko.

The WBC Heavyweight champion’s brother Wladimir Klitschko defeated Haye last July, but talks over a bout with the older sibling have been conducted since.

The Hayemaker’s negotiating position can only have been enhanced by a fifth-round triumph over an opponent who went the distance with Vitali in Munich in February.

Haye tried to goad the 40-year-old, who has won an absurd 40 of his 46 career contests by knockout, after his Boleyn Ground success, which like another apparent grudge match with Audley Harrison, ended in a warm embrace between the foes.

He said: “It was a scary message. I’d be surprised if he wants to fight now. He will no doubt fight some chump and then retire to be a politician. If he wants to fight me then I’m ready.”

Ladbrokes are already offering odds on the potential showdown, with the Ukrainian a convincing 1/3 favourite and Haye, who had vowed to retire after facing Wladimir only to swiftly change his stance, 9/4 to inflict Vitali’s first loss in over nine years.

It was a far more damaging evening for the other top British competitor in action though as Amir Khan fell to a decisive fourth-round defeat in his WBA and WBC light-welterweight title bout with the unbeaten Danny Garcia in Las Vegas.

Following an encouraging start, he took such a pounding in rounds three and four that a trip to the hospital was required for a precautionary scan.

As this was his second successive loss, the first an angrily disputed split decision reverse to Lamont Petersen, who later failed a drugs test, it is widely considered that his case for landing his dream fight against Floyd Mayweather is ruined.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.