David Haye hopes to land Wladimir Klitschko rematch with Tony Bellew win
Former heavyweight champion David Haye hopes to seal a second clash with Wladimir Klitschko as the pair prepare to meet up on Saturday night in Manchester.
Haye, 36, will be ringside at Matchroom’s show to run the rule on UK rival Anthony Joshua, who will move on to a massive unification with Klitschko should he take care of American Eric Molina – as expected.
‘The Hayemaker’ battles WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew on March 4 in London, just weeks before Joshua and Klitschko are scheduled to collide in front of 80,000 at Wembley Stadium.
A win for the rejuvenated Brit in his grudge match with Bellew could then set up a chance to avenge one of only two losses on his record following Klitschko’s victory in Hamburg way back in 2011.
“I’ve seen him out and about a couple of times. We’ve settled our differences. He came out on top so there is no real beef,” Haye told Sky Sports News HQ.
“I’ve always wanted the rematch, I’ve always wanted an opportunity to set the record straight and prove that wasn’t me on my best night, but maybe that chance has gone now. You never know.
“If he goes out there and knocks out Joshua then a rematch with myself and Klitschko could be one of the biggest rematches.
“It’s always good fun watching a rival in the ring doing their thing.
“When you are up there close at ringside, you can see every movement, every muscle, you can see the real rhythm, the timing. I always make sure that I get the opportunity, if possible, to see someone I may fight up close and personal.”