Charr: I’ll fight Haye in England, on the moon, anywhere!
Germany-based contender Manuel Charr has reiterated his stance that a fight between himself and former world champion David Haye would make the most sense – with the winner going on to face Vitali Klitschko.
The 28 year-old, who returned to winning ways with a first round stoppage last month after losing in four rounds to Klitschko, is rumoured to be returning to the ring this month and then hopes to challenge Haye, before a rematch with the Ukrainian.
Haye, 32, recently held a second open day for fans where he focused his attention solely on a battle with Vitali, although with Charr and the ‘Hayemaker’ both ranked in the top ten by the WBC, a potential clash could be sold as a final eliminator.
“Many people made the mistake to ignore me in the first place. I usually respond to this with a quote from Gandhi: “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win,” Charr told World Boxing News.
“It has been like this all my life and I’m sure it will be the same with David Haye. But I want to make one thing perfectly clear: For me fighting David Haye only makes sense if I get Vitali afterwards.
“Haye alone isn’t interesting enough for me. I want to become WBC world heavyweight champion and I want to beat Vitali Klitschko. Haye is only a possible step on my way to this goal. It is not a goal just to fight (and beat) David Haye.”
Charr, whose record currently stands at 22-1 with 12 stoppages, is willing to sign on to face the Londoner in the UK, if need be, although a neutral venue may be a more likelier choice if former crusierweight world title holder Haye wants to keep active in his pursuit of a second Kitschko chance.
“I am ready to fight David Haye anytime, anyplace – as long as I am guaranteed a title shot against Vitali Klitschko,” explained Charr.
“Just tell me when and where I’ll be there. We can do the fight in England, in Germany, in Syria, Lebanon, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, the United States, Russia, China or even on the moon if he wants!”