David Haye and Wladimir Klitschko set for 2 July fight
David Haye's world heavyweight title fight with Wladimir Klitschko will take place on 2 July in Hamburg.
After protracted negotiations, WBA champion Haye and IBF and WBO holder Klitschko agreed to fight last month with the venue and date undecided.
But both camps have confirmed the 57,000-capacity Imtech Arena would stage the unification contest.
"I'd fight him anywhere, so long as the location comes with a ring and a ref that can count to 10," said Haye.
"By the time I've finished with Wladimir, he won't know where he is anyway."
Klitschko's manager Bernd Boente said: "We had different options and held negotiations in other countries. Switzerland was in play, Ukraine and different options in Germany.
"But it was always the case that Adam Booth [Haye's manager] and myself discussed all these things, such as the different business options on the table, as partners, and then made the decision together yesterday [Tuesday] that we'd go to Hamburg."
Haye added: "Hamburg is an accessible city for a lot of British fans, so I'm expecting a huge turnout for what is undoubtedly the biggest boxing event of the year.
"I think every city in mainland Europe and beyond wanted to stage this fight, and that shows just what an appealing event it is.
“I've got no doubt Wladimir will freeze like an iceberg when I hit him on the chin in Hamburg”
"I've said from day one that I am Wladimir's toughest opponent to date, and I stand by that.
"Wladimir has a history of being knocked out by fast punchers, and I punch faster than every other heavyweight in the world. I'm also dedicated, disciplined and ambitious, unlike many of Klitschko's previous opponents.
"I've got no doubt Wladimir will freeze like an iceberg when I hit him on the chin in Hamburg. He won't know how to react, will panic, attempt to run for cover and then realise big brother Vitali is in the corner mopping up tears with a white towel."
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