Brothers Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko have issued a joint statement saying they are ready to fight Britain's world champion David Haye in 2011, according to the Free MMA Bets website.

Wladimir holds three of the current world heavyweight belts, Vitali one and Haye the other.

"We promise that in 2011 the fight against Haye will come," read the statement, released through Bild.de. "We want this fight at all costs. He may choose against which of us he wants to step into the ring to lose his world title."

Vitali had said on Tuesday that his brother was ready to take on the Londoner, prompting Haye's manager Adam Booth to respond: "We are now perfectly positioned to get together and make this fight with Wladimir Klitschko.

"Despite the fact we know we bring more UK television money to the table, David and I are happy to split the entire pot 50-50 and grant Wladimir the deal he has wanted since day one.

"We have offered them 50-50 on everything - just as they requested - and now see no reason why this tremendous fight can't happen. The path is clear."