Originally Posted by Holmesy
So you think Haye's not bothered about a legacy and just wants the money? I'm sure there are many boxers in that category, but not at this level.
Legacy is great, but Haye has a problem with this.
He knows he cannot establish his legacy because he is not the best. If he tries to establish his legacy by fighting Wlad he will get the living shit stomped out of him. Wlad is the top dog of this era, with his brother Vitali also preventing Haye from a share of the limelight.
So it is no longer a question for Haye of "Do you want money or legacy?" because legacy is not an option. He knows this (which is the only explanation for his refusal to fight).
I guess the question for Haye is now "Do you want money or credibility? Can you live with disappointing all of your fans and being a hypocrit?"
Again, it seems like he has made this decision a long time ago.