Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye met up with an unlikely breakfast companion on Thursday morning as the Briton sat down with ex-WBC king Vitali Klitschko for a pep talk.
Haye, 34, is currently plotting a huge comeback in 2015 after two and half years out of the ring and sought the advice of former opponent Wladimir’s older brother to discuss what he stated as ‘family, politics and big fights’ in the future.
The one-time dominant force at cruiserweight has seen his career stall due to a serious shoulder injury suffered whilst training for a scheduled fight with Tyson Fury, but is adamant that the New Year will be the second coming of the ‘Hayemaker.’ It’s been six long years since Haye ripped away the world title belt from Russian giant Nikolai Valuev, and in turning to Vitali, the Londoner is seeking good advice as he plots a route back to the top of the sport.
Current ruler Wladimir, who is undefeated in over a decade, could be ready to wind down his reign as four-belt champion as his fiancé Hayden Panetierre is currently expecting a child over the Christmas period, which could eventually leave a gap in the market for Haye to exploit.
The likes of Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua will have to be overcome at some point if Haye harbours serious ambitions to once again hold a world belt in the top division and I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall at their ealier conversation to hear Vitali’s views on the matter.