Margules casts doubt on Haye v Wawrzyk, confirms Povetkin talks
Returning former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye will not be facing Andrej Wawrzyk upon his return in the summer after representative Leon Margules all but ruled out the unbeaten Pole as a possible opponent.
Wawrzyk, 25, has been linked to both Haye and current WBA belt holder Alexander Povetkin in recent weeks, although a bout in Manchester on June 29 has now been seemingly dropped as an potential option for the Krakow fighter.
“I do not believe Andrej Wawrzyk is fighting Haye. As far as I know there have been no talks,” Margules told World Boxing News today as speculation mounted that the 27-0 boxer was already signed on for the clash.
Margules then went on to confirm talk are ongoing with Povetkin about a world title challenge for Wawrzyk, wihch could now take place on May 17 in Russia.
32 year-old Haye has committed himself to sealing another challenge against a Klitschko brother after initially announcing his retirement, and with Wawrzyk added to former world title challlenger Manuel Charr out of the running, the ‘Hayemaker’ is now low on highly ranked options.
Everybody above the Briton in the WBC list is already actively involved in a contest and with trainer Adam Booth’s announcement deadline fast approaching, it will be interesting to see who Haye can secure for his eagerly awaited comeback.