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Klitschko: "I Will Enjoy Giving David Haye a Pizza Face"
(By Mark Vester & Thomas Schlabe -

March 25, 2010

WBO/IBF/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko is hoping to get his hands on WBA champ David Haye, who defends his title on April 3 against mandatory challenger John Ruiz. Klitschko hopes Haye is able to pull through so the two of them can unify the title belts. He is tired of fighting with Haye through the press and wants to get down to business in the ring.

"Let's finish the talk. It's just getting dumb. I think it's disrespectful to fans. I think the fans of Great Britain want to see this fight. Let's make this fight," Klitschko said to

Klitschko doesn't believe Haye's excuses for withdrawing from their fight that was scheduled last year. Haye said he suffered an back injury during training but then the British champion withdrew from a scheduled fight with Wladimir's older brother Vitali Klitschko. Haye didn't like the contract terms in the Vitali fight but Wladimir says the contract terms were the same for both fights. Wladimir is angry with all of the postponements and wants to batter Haye in the ring by giving him a pizza face.

"Why didn't he fight Vitali? The conditions were the same. I'm very upset about many things. Maybe there was a back injury and maybe there wasn't but there are things that make me suspicious. If I get him in the ring, I told you guys already that I will enjoy the process. He says I do a 'jab, jab, grab.' Well, he's going to eat a lot of jabs. He's going to get a pizza face first, and then I'm going to take him out in the late rounds. I will enjoy the process," Klitschko said.

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