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Williams: Haye is Britain's 'best hope'

HEAVYWEIGHTS: Williams, right, is backing Haye to reclaim the title

TWO-TIME BRITISH Heavyweight Champion Danny Williams believes that David Haye is “Britain’s best hope of claiming a world heavyweight title”.

Haye will return to the boxing ring on June 29 as he seeks to take the world heavyweight titles away from the dominant Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko in the next two years.

Williams, who challenged Vitali for the WBC title in 2004, reckons the Hayemaker has what it takes to defeat the older Klitschko brother.

“I’d say his chance of winning a world title again are 10 out of 10. He has got a great manager behind him in Adam Booth – he’ll pick the right opponents at the right time,” he told the South London Press.

“Vitali looks very old lately and his points victory against Dereck Chisora was not very good.

“He is on his way out and David could definitely beat him."

The British fighter, who is currently on the back of six consecutive losses, thinks the lack of quality fighters in the world heavyweight division will work to Haye’s favour.

“David has still got plenty to offer - he’s still strong, fast, powerful and has immense skill.

“His boxing hasn’t dipped from since he turned pro, so why shouldn’t he continue? When you look beyond the Klitschkos and David then the drop in standard to the rest of the heavyweights is massive.”

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