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David Haye: Vitali Klitschko needs to fight me

Vitali Klitschko has never had a defining fight… he needs me, taunts rival David Haye in his latest bid to secure world title clash

By
Declan Warrington

PUBLISHED:

14:45 GMT, 9 January 2013

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UPDATED:

15:31 GMT, 9 January 2013

David Haye has again underlined his desire to face Vitali Klitschko in 2013 by taunting the WBC heavyweight champion with the claim that he is yet to have a 'flagship' fight.

As has been customary throughout his career, Haye appears to believe in trying to talk his way into a fight with the Ukrainian – the younger brother of Wladimir, who beat the Londoner on points in July 2011 – by insisting that the elder Klitschko needs to fight to boost his own credibility.

'There’s nobody else in heavyweight division that can give RTL (the TV company that has a four-year deal with Klitschkos) the viewing figures,' Haye told The Telegraph.

Good to talk: David Haye chats to Carol Vorderman (L) and Sally Lindsay on daytime TV show Loose Women

Good to talk: David Haye chats to Carol Vorderman (L) and Sally Lindsay on daytime TV show Loose Women

'I wished Vitali a happy new year and congratulated him on all his political bits and bobs and whatever he’s doing over there in the Ukrainian parliament.

'But the bottom line is that he’s a fighter and hopefully he wants the fight the fans want.

'He’s never had that flagship fight, that one mega-fight that people will always remember him for. The only one people remember is the fight with Lennox Lewis, in which he came off second best,' Haye added of the 2003 fight in which Klitschko was stopped in the sixth round because of a significant cut over his left eye.

Brutal: The biggest fight of Klitschko's career, against Lennox Lewis, ended in defeat due to a cut over his eye

Brutal: The biggest fight of Klitschko's career, against Lennox Lewis, ended in defeat due to a cut over his eye

'He’s a proud man, and I’m sure he wants that big victory that he’s never had. He’s fought a lot of people, but for 10 years he’s been a huge favourite.

'I guarantee the smart money would be on someone like myself with power and speed and youth beating him, and he is going to have to pull off the upset. Whether he wants to put himself in that position remains to be seen.'

Since losing to Wladimir, Haye's only fight came against Dereck Chisora at Upton Park when he stopped his opponent in five rounds. Chisora had gone the distance with Vitali only months earlier.

Hungry: Haye is only interested in fighting Vitali Klitschko

Hungry: Haye is only interested in fighting Vitali Klitschko

Vitali Klitschko watches Ukrainian Parliament debate erupt into brawl

Klitschko stays on his stool as Ukrainian debate in parliament erupts into mass brawl

Heavyweight champion looked on as punches were thrown

Feminist group staged nude protest at the opening of Ukrainian Parliament

Allegations of corruption in country where opposition leader is jailed

MPs brawled ahead of vote to endorse new Prime Minister

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UPDATED:

11:28 GMT, 14 December 2012

Heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko was about the only one not swinging punches as fists flew in the Ukraine parliament for a second day running.

MPs wrestled with each other following controversial elections in October and the brawl erupted as a vote on the ruling Party of Regions' nomination for
speaker was about to be announced.

Opposition and pro-presidential lawmakers grappled with each other
in a mass of bodies around the main rostrum in parliament but Klitschko, leader of the UDAR, was not involved.

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Standing back: Heavyweight boxer and leader of the UDAR Vitali Klitschko looked on as the brawl erupted

Standing back: Heavyweight boxer and leader of the UDAR Vitali Klitschko looked on as the brawl erupted

Chaotic scenes: Fists flew in the Ukraine parliament for a second day running, as MPs wrestled with each other following controversial elections in October

Chaotic scenes: Fists flew in the Ukraine parliament for a second day running, as MPs wrestled with each other following controversial elections in October

Violent scenes: The brawl erupted as a vote on the ruling Party of Regions' nomination for speaker was about to be announced

Violent scenes: The brawl erupted as a vote on the ruling Party of Regions' nomination for speaker was about to be announced

Deputies of the opposition fight with deputies of the majority for a second time in two days

Deputies of the opposition fight with deputies of the majority for a second time in two days

Scramble: Despite some deputies being knocked over in the melee, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich's ruling party still managed to install one of its parliamentary deputies as speaker

Aggressive: Opposition and pro-presidential lawmakers grappled with each other in a mass of bodies around the main rostrum in parliament

Aggressive: Opposition and pro-presidential lawmakers grappled with each other in a mass of bodies around the main rostrum in parliament

Despite some deputies being knocked over in the melee, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich's ruling party still managed to install one of its parliamentary deputies as speaker.

The
violent scenes were similar to yesterday when the new session of the
Ukrainian parliament got off to a dramatic start with MPs brawling on the floor of the chamber while a topless protest against corruption was staged outside.

Teamwork: Ukraine's parliament has seen several physical confrontations in recent years amid bitter confrontation between opposition and pro-government camps

Teamwork: Ukraine's parliament has seen several physical confrontations in recent years amid bitter confrontation between opposition and pro-government camps

Ukrainian lawmakers fight

Ukrainian lawmakers fight

Squaring up: The tension of the situation was visible on some lawmaker's faces

Tension: The men pulled each other's clothing as the violent drama broke out

Tension: The men pulled each other's clothing as the violent drama broke out

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Members of feminist group Femen,
whose motto is 'We came, we undressed, we conquered', stripped naked down to just black pants and knee-high black socks in temperatures of minus 3C.

Their stunt was an attempt to draw
attention to the plight of opposition leader and ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko who was jailed for
crimes not recognised in the West as punishable by prison.

Before being hauled away by police, the Femen protesters claimed parliament, which yesterday met for the first time since the 'flawed' October elections in the country, was a 'stable' for the 'horses of oligarchs'.

Inside
parliament, the opposition nationalist Svoboda group chased and
manhandled two MPs, a father and son, in a bid to prevent them taking
the oath.

 Police officers detain a Femen activist protesting in front of the Ukrainian Parliament

Making a stand: Police officers detain a Femen activist protesting in front of the Ukrainian Parliament

Members of opposition parties block the door to Parliament during a day of violence and tension

Blockade: Members of opposition parties block the door to Parliament during a day of violence and tension

The three main opposition parties have ruled out any coalition with the ruling Party of the Regions

Getting physical: The three main opposition parties have ruled out any coalition with the ruling Party of the Regions

The women were demonstrating over alleged corruption in the country, referring to Parliament as a 'stable' for the 'horses of oligarchs'

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VIDEO: Femen activists protest against Ukraine's new parliament

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TYMOSHENKO'S FLAWED TRIAL

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is the leader of the main opposition party, All-Ukrainian Union, also known as 'Fatherland'.

Yulia Tymoshenko

She lost the Ukrainian presidential election to Viktor Yanukovych in 2010 and has since faced a number of criminal charges.

Tymoshenko was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2011 after being found guilty of abuse of office when brokering a gas deal with Russia in 2009.

The European Union and other international organisations have ruled the conviction as 'justice being applied selectively under political motivation'.

Tymoshenko is currently being held in
Kharkiv, where she is receiving treatment at a hospital
after being diagnosed with a spinal disc herniation.

She is appealing to the European Court of Human Rights against her conviction.

The Ukraine government commissioned a team of U.S. lawyers to compile a dossier on the case to use in its defence at the appeal.

But the Daily Telegraph reports the dossier states the trial was 'flawed' and would not have met the requirements of a Western court.

Gregory Craig, former White House counsel for President Barack Obama and the dossier lead author, said: 'We concluded that there were ways in which Tymoshenko was not given a fair trial.'

A legal expert told the newspaper the procedural violations would have led 'to a cancellations of the verdict' in the West.

They were physically ejected from the chamber by opposition
deputies who accused them of defecting to the ruling coalition.

The procedural wrangling at the opening of the
new parliament threatened to push back a key vote on whether Mykola Azarov will be endorsed for a new term as prime minister.

The vote will be the
first test of the support for President Viktor Yanukovich, who
re-nominated Azarov.

But when the speaker formally announced that
Azarov and his government were present, the chamber echoed to opposition
cries of 'Hanba! Hanba!' (Shame!)

MPs
from Tymoshenko's party wore black jerseys with her portrait on the
front and the phrase 'Freedom to Political Prisoners' on the back.

Tymoshenko remains in prison after being sentenced to seven years in prison in 2011 for alleged abuse of office over a gas deal with Russia.

Yanukovich's pro-business Party of the
Regions and their allies enjoyed a strong majority in the last
parliament, which allowed them to push through changes to the electoral
law and a law on use of the Russian language that sparked street
protests.

Despite losing seats in the October elections, the results were seen as a consolidation of President Yanukovych's power as his party still remained the biggest in parliament.

Most analysts said they believed horse-trading would ensure enough support from independents and others to secure the required 226 or more seats. But the new opposition line-up, whose leaders have ruled out any coalition with the Regions, quickly showed their teeth.

Deputies from the three main opposition parties surrounded the speaker's rostrum, effectively blocking activation of the electronic system which would allow deputies to vote on Azarov's nomination and the appointment of parliamentary officials.

After a prolonged stand-off, both sides went home agreeing to resume business on Thursday, according to the Regions Party.

Separately, the government put off a meeting scheduled for Thursday morning.

Imprisonment: Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite, left, holds the hand of jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko during her visit to a hospital in Kharkiv

Imprisonment: Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite, left, holds the hand of jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko during her visit to a hospital in Kharkiv

Imprisoned: Opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko showing bruising on her forearm in the Kachanivska penitentiary colony for women in Kharkiv earlier this year

Injuries: Opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko showing bruising on her forearm in the Kachanivska penitentiary colony for women in Kharkiv earlier this year

Demonstration: Supporters of jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko protest against her conviction near the High Court of Appeals, in Kiev, Ukraine

Demonstration: Supporters of jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko protest against her conviction near the High Court of Appeals, in Kiev, Ukraine

Dan Carter exclusive: Sportsmail goes sightseeing in London on a photography course with the planet"s best

EXCLUSIVE: From hotshot to snapshot: What happened when Sportsmail took the world's best rugby player sightseeing

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UPDATED:

02:53 GMT, 30 November 2012

On his one day off a week when on tour with New Zealand, Dan Carter likes nothing better than to roam with his camera.

So, ahead of Saturday's match against England, what better than to spend some time with a master of the art, Sportsmail’s Chief Photographer Andy Hooper

New Zealand rugby player Dan Carter goes sightseeing round London

Picture perfect: Carter poses (from top left) with his camera, with Sportsmail's Andy Hooper, in front of the London Eye and across the Thames in front the Houses of Parliament

Picture perfect: Carter poses (from top left) with his camera, with Andy Hooper, in front of the London Eye and across the Thames in front the Houses of Parliament

Dan Carter

New Zealand rugby player Dan Carter goes sightseeing round London

First, the All Blacks No 10 turned up unannounced to give a kicking lesson to the amazed and excited pupils of Gunnersbury School in west London. Then we jumped in a Range Rover and took Carter to some of the best-known sights of the capital, including the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament.

'When you are on quite a long tour it’s nice to go off on your own and do something when you get some spare time,' said Carter.

'I usually take a camera with me when I’m away and probably the best place I’ve ever photographed is the Grand Canyon.'

Unfortunately, security meant there was no No 10 appearance for the All Black fly-half.

Giving something back: Ahead of Saturday's Test, Carter also took time to give kicking lessons at a local school

Giving something back: Ahead of Saturday's Test, Carter also took time to give kicking lessons at a local school

Giving something back: Ahead of Saturday's Test, Carter also took time to give kicking lessons at a local school

Snap verdict: So, does Carter cut it Here are a collection of his pictures.

So how does Carter square up as a snapper Here is the verdict of award-winning chief sports photographer Andy Hooper.

'He’s obviously a keen amateur photographer and already has a pretty good idea about it. We were talking mainly about photoshopping, framing, positioning and exposure control.

'If he put his mind to it he would probably make a good sports photographer because he has the added advantage of knowing the
game. But I suggest he sticks to being the best rugby player on the planet!'

Clicking kicker: Dan Carter impressed Sportsmail's chief photographer Andy Hooper with his shots on London's South Bank

Clicking kicker: Dan Carter impressed Sportsmail's chief photographer Andy Hooper with his shots on London's South Bank

Clicking kicker: Dan Carter impressed Sportsmail's chief photographer Andy Hooper with his shots on London's South Bank

Clicking kicker: Dan Carter impressed Sportsmail's chief photographer Andy Hooper with his shots on London's South Bank

I"m A Celebrity 2012: David Haye to jet to Australia

Haye puts Klitschko on the backburner as boxer jets to Australia for I'm A Celebrity

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UPDATED:

17:02 GMT, 5 November 2012

David Haye is more accustomed to fighting off heavyweight boxers than creepy crawlies but the former world champion will be doing just that when he takes part in I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

The 32-year-old, who remains in training in the hope of fighting Vitali Klitschko next year, will join the likes of former Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan, whose boyfriend is Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair, and Doctor Who actor Colin Baker in the jungle.

And Haye made sure he made the most of his last night in London by partying into the early hours of Monday morning.

Heavyweight boxer David Haye enjoys a night at Whisky Mist night club

Heavyweight boxer David Haye enjoys a night at Whisky Mist night club

Night on the town: David Haye was at Whisky Mist nightclub in London before leaving for Australia

Once in Australia, Haye and his fellow celebrities will be offered the chance to stay in an eight-bedroom hotel which will have rats, scorpions, spiders and snakes lurking behind the doors.

Producers are said to have lined up
their most gruesome Bushtucker trials to date, with stars set to dine on
kangaroo testicles and raw shark brains.

The show begins on Sunday November 11.

In tow: Helen Flanagan and Scott Sinclair

 Helen Flanagan

In tow: Helen Flanagan (left with Scott Sinclair) will be joining Haye in the jungle

Meanwhile, Haye must wait until the end of the year to discover whether his desired showdown with Vitali will materialise.

Bernd
Boente, manager of the WBC world heavyweight champion and his brother
Wladimir, insists Vitali will take his time over deciding whether to
retire.

The 41-year-old's
UDAR party was elected into the Ukrainian parliament with 13 per cent of
the vote and now the wrangling over the formation of an opposition
coalition begins.

Knockout: Haye was last in action when beating Dereck Chisora at Upton Park in July

Knockout: Haye was last in action when beating Dereck Chisora at Upton Park in July

Aston Villa back campaign for safe standing

Villa back campaign for safe standing but Premier League and Hillsborough group oppose the idea

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UPDATED:

11:18 GMT, 29 October 2012

Aston Villa have become the first Premier League club to publicly back a new campaign for trials of standing areas for fans in top-flight and Championship matches.

The campaign has been launched by the Football Supporters' Federation (FSF) and with Birmingham MP Roger Godsiff, Aston Villa and Peterborough have both given their support to calls for the Government to allow 'small-scale trials of safe standing areas' and have volunteered to host a trial.

Villa chief executive Paul Faulkner said: 'We have had a number of good discussions and meetings with the FSF over the past 12 months and fully support their campaign to allow small-scale trials of safe standing areas at grounds.

Stand up: Aston Villa are keen to trial safe standing areas at Villa Park

Stand up: Aston Villa are keen to trial safe standing areas at Villa Park

'Whenever we have discussed the topic with our fans we've found almost unanimous support for such a trial, and the concept of giving fans the choice to decide to either sit or stand at a game.

'We believe Villa Park could be a potential venue for such a trial, and would like the opportunity to progress the plans further with the wider support of the football community in this country.'

Godsiff has also submitted an early day motion to Parliament which 'urges the Government to accept the case for introducing, on a trial basis, limited standing areas'.

The trials would need a change in the Football Spectators Act 1989, brought in after the Hillsborough disaster.

On their feet: Borussia Dortmund fans and other fans in Germany are allowed to stand in designated areas

On their feet: Borussia Dortmund fans and other fans in Germany are allowed to stand in designated areas

Peter Daykin, Safe Standing Coordinator at the FSF, said: 'For two decades since the Taylor Report, the overwhelming majority of football supporters have favoured a choice of standing and sitting at football, and fans continue to stand throughout all levels of the game today, even in the Premier League and Championship where it is against ground regulations and facilities are designed for sitting.

'Standing was outlawed on grounds of safety, and yet successive governments have agreed that standing is safe – it's hard not to when it is done perfectly safely every week at rugby grounds, lower league football grounds and in top football leagues all around the world.'

Last year the Hillsborough Family Support Group opposed any move to bring back standing areas.

HFSG spokesman Margaret Aspinall said then: 'The Hillsborough Family Support Group are totally against any form of standing whatsoever. We are absolutely against it and always will be. Our football clubs should remain all-seater stadiums.

The last time: Fulham's Craven Cottage was the last ground to have terraces in the Premier League before the ground was redeveloped in 2002

The last time: Fulham's Craven Cottage was the last ground to have terraces in the Premier League before the ground was redeveloped in 2002

'People always say they have standing areas in Germany, but we don't play any part over what happens in that country – we just believe there's no such thing as safe standing in this country. We will not be encouraging the government to change the law.'

The Premier League and successive governments have until now also opposed any change.

The Premier League will not support the campaign and argued that all-seater grounds had had significant benefits.

A PL spokesman said: 'Since the introduction of all-seater stadia the supporter experience has improved significantly and we have seen more diverse crowds attending Premier League matches including more women and children.

'The police, safety officers and licensing authorities remain clear on this issue and have consistently informed us that crowd management has improved as a result of all-seater stadia being in place in the top two divisions in this country.

'We will not be encouraging the Government to change the law.'

Vitali Klitschko"s fight with David Haye hangs in the balance after Ukrainian elections

Haye's showdown with Klitschko in the balance after Vitali's party come third in Ukraine elections

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UPDATED:

09:09 GMT, 29 October 2012

David Haye's hopes of fighting Vitali Klitschko hang in the balance after the heavyweight champion’s political party came third in the Ukrainian election on Sunday.

Klitschko’s UDAR (Punch) party was forecast to have won 15 per cent of the vote which should be enough to send the 41-year-old into parliament – and possibly retirement.

But while Haye faces a wait to see if he will tackle the elder brother, the WBO are considering naming him as the mandatory challenger to Wladimir, who beat the Brit over 12 lop-sided rounds in 2011.

The future is unknown: Vitali Klitschko's UDAR party came third in the Ukrainian elections

The future is unknown: Vitali Klitschko's UDAR party came third in the Ukrainian elections

Vitali, who was disappointed with his party’s performance, must now attempt to form an opposition coalition after the ruling Regions Party looked set to retain its parliamentary majority.

‘I had said that we had tremendous potential,’ he said. ‘We must still analyse everything: why we could have won more votes but failed to do so.’

Confusion continues to reign meanwhile about whether the long-reigning champion will hang up his gloves for a second time.

Casting his vote: Klitschko goes into the polling booth

Casting his vote: Klitschko goes into the polling booth

Before stopping Manuel Charr last month he said: ‘First of all, I have to win the parliament election. Step by step by step. After that, I can give you an answer.

‘Right now, there are many discussions about [retirement]. I’m not ready to announce about my retirement. Maybe one fight, maybe two fights more. And after that, I am retired. I am active in politics.’

But his manager Bernd Boente believes electoral success would mean the end of his tenure in the ring.

Making it count: Klitschko, and his wife Natalia cast their votes

Making it count: Klitschko, and his wife Natalia cast their votes

‘If Vitali gets a role after the elections where he can make a difference, I suppose that would be the end of his career,' he told Sport Bild.

‘As a friend and manager, that’s what I would advise. The fight for democracy and against corruption is more important than a fight against David Haye.’

But the Londoner insists a contract has already been agreed for the 10million superfight to take place next year.

Full of hope: Klitschko was keen to be elected into the Ukrainian parliament

Full of hope: Klitschko was keen to be elected into the Ukrainian parliament

‘The fight has already been agreed, the contract’s done – the money, the split, everything. We don’t need a new contract,’ he claimed.

Should the veteran choose to concentrate on his political career, Haye may instead seek revenge on his 36-year-old sibling.

Wladimir holds the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO belts which he will defend against Mariusz Wach on November 10 in Hamburg.

Keeping in shape: David Haye is hoping for a showdown with Klitschko in 2013

Keeping in shape: David Haye is hoping for a showdown with Klitschko in 2013

He eased to a unanimous points victory over Haye in the same city and the 31-year-old was later ridiculed for blaming defeat on a broken toe.

But the WBO are set to name either Haye, Denis Boytsov or Seth Mitchell as the mandatory challenger for their title.

Russian Boystov is undefeated, and largely untested, after 31 professional fights while American hope Mitchell hopes to extend his unbeaten run to 27 when he faces Johnathon Banks in New Jersey next month.

Chris Hoy launches Hoyland Spring Water

Liquid gold! HOYland Spring water to hit the shelves in honour of Sir Chris

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UPDATED:

22:58 GMT, 3 October 2012


Ahoy there: Hoyland Spring water

Ahoy there: Hoyland Spring water

It should come as no surprise that Sir Chris Hoy is releasing his own brand of water because he probably worked up a sweat at the London 2012 Olympics.

The six-time gold medalist has revealed that a million bottles of water with the label 'Hoyland Spring' will soon be on sale.

The name is a play on the well-known brand Highland Spring, with whom he is working to release the bottles.

After his consistently magnificent displays for Britain we can all now drink to his health.

Meanwhile, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will be 'the next great moment' in British sport, according to the vice-president of the International Olympic Committee.

The Commonwealth Games are an
opportunity to build on the success of the summer's Olympic and
Paralympic Games, said Sir Craig Reedie, who played a key role in
bringing the Olympics to London.

The
former badminton champion made the comments at a reception at the
Scottish Parliament, which was also attended by Glasgow 2014 chief
executive David Grevemberg.

'Staging the London 2012 Games this summer was a tremendous team effort that harnessed the talents of every nation in the UK,' Sir Craig said.

'As we hand over the baton to Glasgow 2014, we do so in the knowledge that the Commonwealth Games will be the next great moment in the UK's golden decade of sport.'

Mr Grevemberg, who also gave a speech at the reception, said London 2012 was 'an important learning experience' for the organisers of Glasgow 2014.

Fancy seeing you here: Executive Member of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Archie Graham (left) greets London 2012 Gymnastics bronze medalist Kristian Thomas

Fancy seeing you here: Executive Member of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Archie Graham (left) greets London 2012 Gymnastics bronze medalist Kristian Thomas

'Glasgow 2014 is the next major multi-sport event on these shores and it will be our moment to shine in a little under two years, so it is encouraging to see the great level of support for the Games at this event,' he said.

'We look forward to continuing to work with our Games partners, stakeholders and members of the Scottish Parliament to ensure that we deliver an outstanding Games for Glasgow, Scotland and the Commonwealth.'

Commonwealth Games and Sport Minister Shona Robison said: 'I saw for myself the tremendous success of London 2012 and the sheer excitement that people had for the Games.

'Our engagement with Locog (London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games) and the UK Government has given us valuable lessons about what worked that stands us in good stead to deliver a brilliant spectacle in 2014.'

Six-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy cycled the first lap of the Commonwealth velodrome named in his honour yesterday. The official opening for the velodrome and the National Indoor Sports Arena will take place on Friday.

David Haye hits out at Vitali Klitschko"s latest heavyweight title defence

'He wouldn't last six rounds' – Haye hits out at Vitali Klitschko after Ukrainian's 'terrible' defence of heavyweight title

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UPDATED:

08:37 GMT, 10 September 2012

David Haye has slammed Vitali Klitschko's 'terrible' defence of his world heavyweight title on Saturday and claimed the Ukrainian wouldn't last six rounds with him.

Klitschko beat Manuel Charr in the fourth round at Moscow's Olympic Indoor Arena after the challenger was forced to stop with blood pouring from a nasty cut above his eye.

The champion has been linked with a fight with Haye but only if he fails to win an election to enter Ukraine's parliament next month. The 41-year-old's party are currently third in the polls.

David Haye before his bout with Dereck Chisora

WBC World Heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko

Fight me! David Haye (left) has called on world heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko to keep to his promise and fight him, claiming that he would knock out the Ukrainian in six rounds

Klitschko floored Charr, 27, in the second round with a glancing shot to the top of the head and dominated throughout in his 11th successive title defence.

And the next one could come against Haye, 31, who has been forgiven for his brawl with Dereck Chisora at a press conference following Chisora's points defeat to Vitali in February.

Londoner Haye, who was beaten by Vitali's brother Wladimir last year, was distinctly unimpressed with Saturday night's performance.

Bloodied and beaten: Manuel Charr, of Germany, was no match for Klitschko on Saturday night and was stopped after blood poured from a cut above his right eye

Bloodied and beaten: Manuel Charr, of Germany, was no match for Klitschko on Saturday night and was stopped after blood poured from a cut above his right eye

The champ: Vitali Klitschko's win in Moscow was his 11th successive defence of his WBC Heavyweight title

The champ: Vitali Klitschko's win in Moscow was his 11th successive defence of his WBC Heavyweight title

He said: 'I was very disappointed with Vitali's performance and I would love to get in with him and knock his out.

'I saw so many holes in his defence. He would not last six rounds with me.

'I would throw clusters of punches. Vitali is a warrior but his chin is not better than my punch.

'His performance was terrible. He should be ashamed of himself.'

On the chin: Charr gets a punch through Klitschko's defences in Saturday night's fight

On the chin: Charr gets a punch through Klitschko's defences in Saturday night's fight

Who's Next Klitschko could fight Haye if he fails in his bid to run for the Ukrainian Parliament

Who's Next Klitschko could fight Haye if he fails in his bid to run for the Ukrainian Parliament

He went on, claiming any fight between him and Vitali would be one of the biggest in the history of boxing and that he had earned a shot at the champion after stopping Chisora in July.

'Bernd Boente, the Klitschkos' manager, said after Vitali's fight with Chisora that we should fight each other and the winner then fights Vitali.

'I've done my part and I hope Vitali is a man of his word and fights me. It will be the biggest fight in Germany and one of the biggest in boxing history.

'It would be a huge fight and I want it desperately.'

David Haye welcomed back by WBC to fight Vitali Klitschko

Haye's 10m superfight with Vitali on track as WBC rolls out welcome mat

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08:36 GMT, 4 September 2012

David Haye has been welcomed back into the WBC – paving the way for a 10million superfight with Vitali Klitschko.

The former heavyweight world champion emerged from retirement to stop Dereck Chisora in five rounds in July.

And Haye admitted he would consider one final showdown with the elder Klitschko brother who holds WBC belt.

Pay day: David Haye could face Vitali Klitschko in February

Pay day: David Haye could face Vitali Klitschko in February

The 31-year-old, who does not have a British boxing licence, held amicable talks with the WBC last week and a spokesman said: 'David Haye is welcome to return to the WBC. WBC president Jose Sulaiman spoke with David, who wants to return to fight for our organisation.'

After his victory over Chisora, Haye said: ‘He (Vitali) will no doubt fight some chump and then retire to be a politician. If he wants to fight me then I’m ready.’

Champ: Klitschko (left) faces Manuel Charr in Moscow on Saturday

Champ: Klitschko (left) faces Manuel Charr in Moscow on Saturday

The prospective bout could happen in February but first Klitschko must overcome the undefeated Manuel Charr in Moscow on Saturday.

Even that might not be enough to tempt the 41-year-old into one last payday as he has threatened to retire if he is elected into the Ukrainian parliament in October.

Euro 2012: Andrey Arshavin argues with fans

It's your fault we were knocked out! Arshavin under fire after arguing with fans

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Andrey Arshavin is facing widespread calls to be axed from the Russia team after reportedly arguing with fans after the country's Euro 2012 exit.

The Arsenal forward struggled to keep his cool when confronted in the lobby of Warsaw's luxury Bristol Hotel after the shock 1-0 defeat by Greece, according to Oleg Koshelev, a journalist with Russian media outlet Gazeta.

'The fact that we didn't meet your expectations is not our problem – it's your problem,' he reportedly told fans.

Exit: Andrey Arshavin makes for the team bus after Russia were knocked out

Exit: Andrey Arshavin makes for the team bus after Russia were knocked out

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The honorary president of the Russian FA Vyacheslav Koloskov strongly condemned the 31-year-old.

'Such words are not worthy of the captain,' he said. 'Arshavin has never been in the position of traveling across the country to support the team at his own expense.

'The whole team should bow down to these guys. Fans come to see good football, total commitment from players and the willingness to stand up for their country.

'Instead, the captain says it's not the players' problem, but the fans' problem.

'I believe that such a captain should not be in the team.'

During the exchange, Arshavin was apparently made aware that he was talking to a member of the Russian parliament.

Arshavin is said to have replied: 'When I am at the Duma I will present a report in front of you.

'We lost because we didn't score and Greece scored. Nothing will change because of these discussions.' Fans, coaches and former players reacted with anger to the report, and former Spartak Moscow striker Valery Reingold said: 'Arshavin is impudent and a lout, a person who reached the limit of insolence.

Shock: Russia were stunned by Greece in the final group game

Shock: Russia were stunned by Greece in the final group game

'The team suffers for his antics. A coach like Viktor Ponedelnik would kick him you know where and send him back to Arsenal, or wherever he's playing now.
'This is a spoiled kid who can't plow a field.'

The Russian FA's former press spokesman called for current FA president Sergey Fursenko to quit and said Arshavin should be 'permanently deprived of the right to play for the national team'.

Arshavin has returned to Moscow with team-mates but is yet to respond. His usual post-match interview on his official website said simply: 'So far I have nothing to say.'

None of the players would speak to journalists and virtually all snubbed fans as they checked out of the Bristol Hotel on Sunday morning.

Alan Dzagoev was one of the few to be praised, receiving shouts of 'good lad' as he boarded the team bus, but he looked glum on what was his 22nd birthday.

All change: Russia had looked dangerous after their opening game but fell away

All change: Russia had looked dangerous after their opening game but fell away

Arshavin refused to speak to journalists on arrival at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport. Dzagoev was the only member of the squad who would answer questions. No fans arrived to greet the team.

Arshavin did however tell Sport-Express: 'Of course I wanted to play better in the tournament. 'People like to point fingers. Throughout my career, so much has been poured on both on me and my teams that another bucket doesn't make a lot of difference.

'Every man will find the explanation that he wants to find (for our failure).

'I definitely want to be in the fight to get to the World Cup.'

'I'm going to relax for a week. I have a valid contract (with Arsenal), so the question of my employment is not so acute. But it is possible there will be options.'