As the boxing world goes topsy-turvy over David Haye, the big quotes just keep flying in. His manager/trainer, Adam Booth, says that Wembley Stadium have contacted him about a fight between Haye and a Klitschko brother, and Haye himself says he sees three more fights in his future.
"Wembley Stadium have contacted me already. David against one of the Klitschkos will be one of the biggest fights in heavyweight history."
It's almost as if he doesn't realize that the vast majority of boxing's biggest fights, ever, have been at heavyweight, and that if you adjust for eras and inflation and all that, even the fact that Klitschko (either) versus Haye would be quite a big deal still wouldn't have it among the biggest fights in heavyweight history. But then again we have Floyd Mayweather claiming he's the most successful and greatest boxer ever, so why not this?
Haye has said before that he doesn't plan to stick around for too much longer, and he's staying with that for now:
"So it'll be Ruiz, both the Klitschkos and a couple of defences, then I'm gone by the time I'm 31."
Everyone's always going to retire at 30, 31, and then they don't, but if all these guys stick to it, boxing is about to turn into a very violent tennis in terms of what might be considered peak years and what have you. Everyone is very intent on getting their money and getting out, which is understandable, but it's almost never happened that way. If this newest generation of star fighters really do stick to their guns, boxing might well change considerably. The long running-up of records may fall by the wayside a bit.
Of course it would take about a decade to really establish a trend like that, so it's of no consequence just yet.