Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Haye Faces Wait over Klitschko Showdown; BOXING

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Haye Faces Wait over Klitschko Showdown; BOXING

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DAVID Haye must wait until the end of the year to discover whether his desired showdown with Vitali Klitschko will materialise.

Bernd Boente, manager of the WBC world heavyweight champion and his brother Wladimir, insists Vitali will take his time over deciding whether to retire.

The 41-year-old's UDAR party was elected into the Ukrainian parliament with 13% of the vote and now the wrangling over the formation of an opposition coalition begins. "Vitali will not make a decision before December or the beginning of next year," Boente said. "He's under no pressure. The WBC see him as their champion and he only had a fight at the beginning of September. No champion will fight twice in three months. "Whether Vitali fights on depends on the political situation and the coalitions formed. His party was only founded two years ago but it received 13% of the vote. He's in parliament now as the party leader. "We will have a clearer picture of the political landscape in mid-December and after that Vitali will make a decision. …

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