Haye calls out Vitali, refuses to fight in 'dangerous' Ukraine

David Haye has restated his desire to face world heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko - but will not fight in Ukraine for safety reasons.

Haye calls out Vitali, refuses to fight in 'dangerous' Ukraine

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The Londoner says that facing him is the only meaningful fight available to the WBC champion, and it is the only bout that he himself is prepared to take.

Haye, however, has said he would only be prepared to fight in the Klitschkos' adopted home of Germany, rather than Ukraine.

"I've never been to Ukraine but I have heard it's very dangerous for a black man," Haye said. "There are crazy racists who have already sent me death threats. So Germany would be the best and safest place for me to beat Vitali and get out of the stadium alive."

The majority of Vitali and brother Wladimir's title fights have taken place in Germany - Haye lost to Wladimir on points in Hamburg in 2011, and the former WBA champion believes he would be too slick for the 41-year-old, who is nearing the end of his career.

"He [Vitali] has promised the world so many times that he could knock me out," added Haye.

"That is rubbish. I'm too fast, too sexy and too talented to be blown away by a large, slow robot from the Ukraine.

"I think the fight Haye against Vitali Klitschko is the only heavyweight fight the world wants to see. I am not interested in fighting against 50 wimps like the Klitschkos do."

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