Reports out of the UK are that heavyweight David Haye is "getting desperate" to land a title shot against one of the Klitschko brothers, and that his manager Adam Booth
Booth insists Haye will travel anywhere to get his wish of a world title shot, but admits that current negotiations hang in the balance.
"We don't mind where it is as long as it's in a boxing ring," Booth told The Mirror.
"Everything is very sensitive at the moment. There are a lot of negotiations and discussions going on in different directions.
"I'm just doing what I can to make something happen for David."
Booth was criticized by some as mucking up negotiations for the scrapped Haye fight against Wladimir that was scheduled for June 20, with rumored credit going to Golden Boy's Richard Schaefer for getting the deal back on track and, eventually, done.
With Alexander Povetkin ready to exercise his mandatory against Wladimir (reportedly), all hope appears to be for Haye to face Vitali, the WBC titlist who recently won a court battle allowing him to take an optional defense. Haye has been just one of a few names mentioned, along with Chris Arreola and Nikolai Valuev.
The good news for Haye is that HBO is highly interested in a David Haye fight with at least Wladimir, which makes for attractive American money. The bad news is that with Setanta going under, there is less money to get the fight done from Haye's side. The Setanta collapse cannot be understated. Sure, it's likely Sky would want to pick up Haye against a Klitschko, but they have all the chips in that bargaining process.