Rumble in the Jungle II: WBA Heavyweight champion David Haye in talks to stage Vitali Klitschko superfight in Gabon

WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye has revealed he could take part in a
'new Rumble in the Jungle' fight in Africa - worth a reported £30million in Gabon.

The 29-year-old Briton secured his world title with a points victory over Nikolai Valuev in November and is set for a mandatory title defence against Puerto Rican John Ruiz early in 2010.

David Haye
Vitali Klitschko

Clash of the titans: Ring rivals Haye and Vitali Klitschko (R) are set to meet in 2010

Providing he beats 37-year-old Ruiz, Haye could face Ukrainian Vitali Klitschko later in the year.

'Of course I want to defend my title in Britain and also fight in Las Vegas, but as heavyweight champion of the world I also want to fight all over the world,' said Haye.

'Muhammad Ali is best remembered for his 'Rumble in the Jungle' fight. There was also his 'Thriller in Manila' fight with Joe Frazier.

'I am going to Angola for the Africa Cup of Nations next month and it's something we will continue talking about.

Rumble in the Jungle

The originals: Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in the 'Rumble in the Jungle'

'Ali is a massive hero of mine and if I could do something like he did then I'd love it.

'Maybe we can stage the new Rumble in the Jungle. I am looking to leave a legacy and to be able to fight in every continent would be tremendous.'

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