David Haye has revealed he has agreed terms to fight Vitali Klitschko - but must now wait for the results of the Ukrainian elections.
The elder brother, 41, hopes to be voted into Ukraine's parliament on October 28 and although he has yet to announce his retirement, his future plans are uncertain.
Haye, 32, admitted that if the fight with Vitali does go ahead, he will have consented to the Ukrainians' 'slave contract' whereby he must face either of the brothers twice more should he win.
Swansong: David Haye (right) wants to fight Vitali Klitschko next year
'I'm ready to fight Vitali now but they'll give you as little notice as possible,' he said.
'Very rarely do they get the contract signed off so a lot of fighters can't afford to train because they're waiting for their advance.
'It's one of the tricks they pull but they won't catch me with that one.
'The fight has already been agreed, the contract's done - the money, the split, everything. We don't need a new contract.
'The contract's not as good as it was against Wladimir but I don't expect that because I'm the challenger now.
'It's fair, I'll survive, and it gives me a chance to get the WBC back.
'I will have to have a rematch with Vitali or Wladimir, whoever they decide, then against one of them again after that.
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'As long as I get the opportunity to win that title.'
Haye also denied he could be tempted into an all-British showdown with David Price, who beat Audley Harrison at the weekend but called on Tyson Fury to continue his trash talking.
Fury is potentially facing censure from the British Boxing Board of Control for a series of inflammatory, expletive-filled rants aimed at Price.
'I'm only going to fight someone whose name is Klitschko. I've had my domestic dust-ups,' Haye added.
'What Fury is doing is good. The more he talks the bigger the fight with Price will be.
No thanks: Haye has no plans to fight David Price who beat Audley Harrison
'He should keep talking because he isn't really fighting anyone at the moment.
'If you're not fighting anyone you need to do something to keep your name out there.'
While the prospect of facing Price fails to inspire Haye, he was impressed by his rout of Harrison, an opponent he took three rounds to knock out.
'David was punch perfect. There was nothing to criticise in what he did, all you can do is praise him,' he said.
'I believe David Price is the best out there at domestic level.
'In a couple of years he will definitely be knocking on that world title door.'
Credit: Daily Mail