Haye: Klitschko doesn't want to fight me
David Haye fears his explosive victory over Dereck Chisora in a therapeutic night for British boxing has ended any hope of facing Vitali Klitschko.
The five-month feud started by the Londoners' shameful brawl in Munich concluded with a warm embrace of mutual respect following five action-packed rounds at Upton Park. A vicious left hook effectively ended Chisora's brave assault and will have given Klitschko plenty to ponder as he considers a showdown that to date has proved frustratingly difficult to arrange.
But 31-year-old Haye is concerned it may have been "too good" and he said: "Vitali doesn't want to fight me. Look what I did against Chisora and look what he did against him. Why would a 40-year-old man fight someone as young, fresh and powerful as me? It doesn't make sense."
He added: "Vitali's a politician and he'll find a way to get out of the fight.
"If you were one of his advisors, someone who has invested millions in him to become mayor of Kiev, would you tell him to fight me?
"I know what I'd do if I was one of his advisors because I'm a very dangerous fighter, someone who's proved his punching power against someone who pushed him to the wire.
"The whole idea of this fight was to get a measuring stick to show how I perform against the same opponent. I've proved my point.
"I'd be very confident if I fought him, but I have a feeling that maybe this performance was too good. Maybe if I'd struggled on points the fight would have been made, but after a spectacular win I'm not sure if he's in the business of having hard fights."
Chisora, who troubled Vitali across 12 rounds in February before grappling with Haye at the ensuing post-fight press conference, predicts defeat for the Ukrainian.
"Vitali doesn't fight any more, he doesn't have any power. I believe David will do amazingly and will probably win it," Chisora said.