The confirmation of a signed contract has come from both sides now.
It appears as though the long-awaited Wladimir Klitschko-David Haye unification bout will finally take place this Summer. The date of the contest will be either June 25th or July 2nd, but the contest will definitely take place in Klitschko’s adopted home country of Germany.
Klitschko, after canceling his April 30th bout with Dereck Chisora, citing an abdominal muscle injury, will be defending his WBO and IBF heavyweight titles while Haye, who had been flirting with an Alexander Povetkin or Ruslan Chagaev bout, will be bringing his WBA belt to the ring. The winner will own three-quarters of the world heavyweight title, with the remaining piece belonging to Wladimir’s brother, Vitali Klitschko.
There have still been some rumblings from Klitschko’s management team that would hint at older brother, Vitali substituting for his brother if Wladimir can’t recover from his injury in time for the contest, but nothing official has been confirmed.
Apparently, the financial deal involves a 50-50 split across the board and, also rumored, is that Wladimir cut his demand for contractually obligated rematches for him and his brother should he lose to Haye.
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