Haye announces Manchester return after growing tired of waiting for Klitschkos
as he beat British rival Dereck Chisora at West Ham's Upton Park stadium, with his belief at the time that the success would lead to a fight with Vitali for the WBC belt.
Return: David Haye announced that he will fight in Manchester on June 29
That was not to be but Haye is now ready to go in search of the mandatory challenger tag by beating an opponent in June.
Haye's trainer, Adam Booth, has confirmed talks are ongoing with five fighters, all ranked in the top 15, none of whom are British. The Klitschko brothers are not among the five though.
'I believe they have their strategy for this year and it doesn't involve me. Instead of sitting around and waiting another year I want to get back in there,' Haye said.
'Why wait around and stagnate when you don't have to I'm happy to be back – a year is long enough time to wait for someone to phone you. I want that heavyweight title back and I will get it.
Back again: Haye will fight in Manchester, scene of his victory over Audley Harrison in 2010
'I was hoping Vitali would be a man of his word and fight me after I did what he and his team wanted me to do and beat Dereck Chisora.
'We have been sitting around, waiting for the phone to ring, but that hasn't happened. We have sent some e-mails but they have fallen on deaf ears.'
Haye felt he was in line for a title fight against Vitali late last year after his display in beating Chisora in the fifth-round of their fight in impressive style, but it did not come to fruition with Manuel Charr selected ahead of Haye.
'The Chisora fight was a carrot dangled by Vitali Klitschko,' Haye said.
Knockout: Haye was last in the ring when he stopped Dereck Chisora in the fifth round at Upton Park
'He said, 'You beat Dereck Chisora and I will fight the winner', you can look back on the footage. I knew it would be a good fight [with Chisora] and the British public wanted to see it. Dereck is a tough guy and has the style that can give many people a few problems.
'A lot of people actually tipped Dereck to beat me, winning on points was never an option and I said that to anyone who would listen.'
Haye maintains he will not fight purely for money and is more interested in collecting titles, claiming a spell out of the ring which saw him make an appearance in the ITV reality TV show 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here' has seen his fan-base swell.
Jungle fever: Haye made an appearance on I'm A Celebrity… Get me out of here!
'The fans all over the world, wherever I travel to, people want to see me back in the ring and ask me when they can see me. Well, on June 29 they will be able to see me do it,' Haye said.
'I want to get out there and put on a good show – 100 to 200 times a day people are walking up to me in the street.
'Strangely a lot of them are people who have never actually seen me fight live and I have reached out to a different demographic now after doing the TV show last year. It is a nice opportunity for me to do what I do best and knock someone out for the millions of my fans around the world.
Brawl: Haye and Chisora came to blows in Munich before settling their differences in the ring
'I'm in it for the right reasons – I don't have to box. That is the difference between myself and a lot of the other heavyweights out there who have to box to pay the bills.
'I'm in it because I genuinely want to do it, I don't need to do it. I want to win that title back and I'm willing to put my body through the pain of a hard training camp to secure this fight.'
Defeat: Haye lost to Wladimir Klitschko in Hamburg but blamed the result on a broken toe (below)