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For a guy that only fights once a year and supposedly retired 18 months ago, this could take a while.David Haye is reportedly ready to go down the mandatory route to force a fight with one of the Klitschko brothers.
The British heavyweight has so far been frustrated in his attempts to lure the elder sibling Vitali into the ring having been beaten by Wladimir in 2011.
Haye remains highly ranked with all four governing bodies and is the No 1 contender with the WBA.
The WBO and IBF have the former world champion ranked at No 4 while the WBC include him in their top five.
And The Sun reports that Haye will work himself into position and leave the Klitschkos with no option but to fight him, or relinquish their title.
But Haye's route to such a fight is unclear. Wladimir, who is the WBA Super champion, will face the untested Italian Francesco Pianeta on May 4 and must then fight regular champion Alexander Povetkin by August 31.
Tyson Fury meanwhile is two fights away from becoming the mandatory challenger for the Ukrainian's IBF title and tackles Steve Cunningham in New York on April 20.
And Vitali, who holds the WBC belt, has yet to decide whether he will return to the ring following his election to Ukraine's parliament.