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Haye dismisses Hopkins fight

Haye dismisses Hopkins fight

WBA heavyweight champion David Haye says he has no interest in defending his title against veteran Bernard Hopkins, one of his idols.
Two days after stopping John Ruiz in nine rounds, Haye is trying to line up a unification fight against one of the Klitschko brothers, Vitali or Wladimir, who hold other heavyweight belts, and admits he may have to meet former champion Nikolai Valuev in a rematch of last year's title contest.
But he said Monday a fight with 45-year-old Hopkins, who beat Roy Jones Jr. in a lopsided non-title fight in Las Vegas on Saturday, was not in his thoughts.
Haye told the BBC that was a dire fight and although Hopkins had been a great champion, the American was only looking for one more payday.


Updated : 2020-12-06 07:43 GMT+08:00