British brawlers lined up for grudge match
Following Chisora’s world-title fight with WBC champion Vitali Klitschko, he clashed with Haye after having already mocked him in an attempt to goad the former world-title holder into a future fight. The scenes that followed embarassed British boxing, as the two men grappled, before Haye swung a large camera tripod at Chisora’s trainer and Chisora claimed to have been ‘glassed’.
Because of the violence, Chisora had his boxing license taken away by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBOC), whilst Haye currently does not hold a license either, having retired last year after his defeat to Vitali’s brother, Wladamir Klitschko. The fight has therefore had to be sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation instead of the BBBOC.
The fight has been scheduled for July 14 and will take place at West Ham United’s Upton Park.