Haye agrees to 50-50 split.
WBA heavyweight champion David Haye has finally agreed to IBF/WBO champ Wladimir Klitschko’s demands of a 50-50 split of all earnings in an attempt to secure a unification fight in 2011.
“We have now ticked every box they have asked us to tick and I just hope Wladimir is as eager to fight as he tells everyone he is,” Haye said. “We have removed every possible excuse and have shown we are serious about making this fight become a reality. I only pray Wladimir is as serious as we are, because this fight needs to happen for the good of the sport.”
Haye’s trainer and manager Adam Booth said:
”We are now perfectly positioned to get together and make this fight with Wladimir Klitschko. We have sorted out all the old problems and disagreements and are ready to sign the deal. David and I are happy to split the entire pot 50-50 and grant Wladimir the deal he has wanted since day one. We have offered them 50-50 on everything – just as they requested – and now see no reason why this tremendous fight can’t happen. The path is clear.”
Klitschko was scheduled to defend his title against Britain’s Dereck Chisora in Germany on Dec. 11, but withdrew three days before the fight after tearing a stomach muscle.