Sunday, May 16, 2010

IBF: May 17th Deadline For Klitschko Haye Negotiations

The IBF has granted an exception for their current champion Wladimir Klitschko (also holds the WBO, IBO, and Ring belts) to face David Haye in a unification (as stated by their rules that holds unification bouts over mandatory's) instead of facing the IBF mandatory Alexander Povetkin, but has until tomorrow, May 17th, to workout some sort of deal.

I doubt anything will occur. I don't think Haye wants to fight Wladimir and will come up with some sort of excuse. Most likely we will see Wladimir take on Povetkin later this year. We will have to see how that plays out considering Povetkin's recent press conference.

If I was Wladimir I'd offer a 75/25 split in Haye's favor, but say if he(Wladimir) knocks him out it will be a 50/50 split. This will draw interest in many ways. 1st how could Haye say that those terms would not be in his favor? If Haye refuses it will definitely show he is a coward. Secondly, if he accepts well Wladimir probably knows that he will knock him out, and he's no worse off than before, because he was planning on a 50/50 split from the beginning. Worse case scenario if he doesn's knock him out he doesn't make as much money but at this point I think Wladimir would fight him for free, and he would have the WBA belt.

I think 50/50 is already fair enough and even if Wladimir doesn't do something like I'm suggesting here it should be pretty obvious that Haye is ducking Wladimir if he doesn't think 50/50 is fair....

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