Haye Agrees to 50/50 Revenue Split for Klitschko Bout

December 23, 2010

WBA World Heavyweight Champion David Haye’s trainer, Adam Booth says the ball is firmly in Wladimir Klitschko’s court after Haye agreed to a 50-50 split of revenues. 

In a bid to unify his titles, Haye has offered the deal Klitshcko a ‘has wanted from day one’ according to Booth. Klitschko set a deadline of January 4 to agree terms for the unification clash, and Booth claims all previous stumbling blocks have been removed. 

“We are now perfectly positioned to get together and make this fight with Wladimir Klitschko,” said Booth. 

“We have sorted out all the old problems and disagreements and are ready to sign the deal both (Klitschko’s manager) Bernd Boente and I discussed on Sky Sports’ Ringside show in November. 

“Despite the fact we know we bring more UK television money to the table, David and I are happy to split the entire pot 50:50 and grant Wladimir the deal he has wanted since day one. 

“We have offered them 50:50 on everything – just as they requested – and now see no reason why this tremendous fight can’t happen. The path is clear.” 

Haye added that he sees no reason why Klitschko should not agree to a unification fight in 2011. 

“We have now ticked every box they have asked us to tick and I just hope Wladimir is as eager to fight as he tells everyone he is,” said Haye. 

“We have removed every possible excuse and have shown we are serious about making this fight become a reality. I’ll smoke him out if I have to. 

“I only pray Wladimir is as serious as we are, because this fight needs to happen for the good of the sport.”