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If Vitali fights on, he won’t face Haye until he is mandatory

The 41 year-old, who has been tipped to announce his retirement for a career in politics, stated that ‘David Haye will have to wait’ when quizzed on the matter and that if he does fight again it will be ‘against an official contender’ from the WBC.

Klitschko didn’t close the door totally on Haye, 32, and is willing to negotiate if the Londoner can put himself in a position to be mandatory challenger, which the former WBA title-holder fully intends to do.

The ‘Hayemaker’ is set to announce a fight in late June or early July tomorrow, followed by another outing in October or November – after which, Haye hopes to be in-line to face the elder Klitschko barring the Ukrainian stepping away from boxing in the meantime.

Click here to watch the BBC Sport video interview with Vitali Klitschko: bbc.co.uk