Haye to fight Chisora at West Ham

Tue May 8, 2012 2:49pm GMT
 

LONDON (Reuters) - Unlicensed British boxers David Haye and Dereck Chisora will face each other at West Ham United's Upton Park stadium on July 14 in a fight sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation, promoter Frank Warren said on Tuesday.

The two British heavyweights were involved in a brawl during the news conference following Chisora's defeat by Vitali Klitschko in Munich and the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) will not sanction the fight because neither holds a British licence.

However Warren, who is Chisora's manager, said at a lively news conference at the ground that the fight would go ahead there in just over two months time.

Even though the two camps were separated by a steel fence, the two men still exchanged insults and Haye vowed to beat him when they meet.

"He is the ideal opponent for me," Haye said.

"I am so glad he has got a good chin because if he didn't have a good chin he would be blasted out in the first round. This means I will give him a nice, slow, concussive beating.

"I tried to knock him out in Munich and this is the opportunity to shut him up."

Chisora, flanked by eight burly security guards, angrily retorted: "I don't like him. David, you need to get style. Your corn rows are out of fashion. Talk is cheap now. That was a lucky shot he hit me with in Munich.

"David, you are winning 1-0 but come July I am coming to whoop your ass. Your talk is cheap. You always talk but you don't deliver in the ring."   Continued...

British boxer Dereck Chisora arrives for the WBA heavyweight world championship fight between Alexander Povetkin of Russia and Marco Huck of Germany in Stuttgart, February 25, 2012. REUTERS/Alex Domanski
 
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