The much awaited fight between IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and WBA heavyweight champion David Haye either in the last part of June or the early part of July, in Germany.
Klitschko’s manager, Bernd Boente told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag that the fight against Haye could take place at one of three Germany’s football stadiums – Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen or Kaiserslautern.
Klitschko withdrew from his bout against Britain’s Dereck Chisora which is to happen on 30 of April, this year. But, a protracted recovery from a stomach muscle injury was given as the reason for Klitschko canceling the Chisora fight.
A back injury forced Haye, the WBA champion, to withdraw from a fight with Klitschko in 2009. And talks stalled last December with the two camps wrangling over the details of the contest.
The announcement brings to a conclusion the long-running saga to get the bout staged.
On the negotiation process : “He wanted all these little things – he’s a bit precious, is Wladimir, so I gave him all these little things to make him feel like he’d got a mental edge,” Haye said.
“The terms were right, it’s a fair deal – it’s a 50-50 split, that’s what they wanted and that’s what I wanted.” he added.