Tuesday, 8 May 2012

It's on... Haye Vs Chisora July 14th!

That's right... You read it correctly. David Haye and Dereck Chisora will be facing each other in the ring on July 14th. The fight will take place at Upton Park which has a capacity of around 35,000. The tickets have been on sale for only a few hours and they've almost sold out already. Some of them are even being purchased for over £1,000!

Neither of the fighters have a British boxing license and the fight will not be sanctioned by the British Boxing Board Of Control but the fight can still take place in England. There is a strange European trading rule where the fight can be licensed by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation and still take place in this country. Frank Warren defended his decision to stage the fight and said that he is not overruling the BBBofC. 

"He is not banned from boxing. The fight has been licenced by the governing body in Luxembourg, which has the same standards as the British Boxing Board of Control... It is the biggest fight of the year and the fact of the matter is that the fight is legal, lawful and will go ahead." 
The fight was confirmed today at a press conference at Upton Park, and the fighters still showed that they had a bitter dislike towards each other. They traded harsh words and bad-mouthed each other for half of the conference and they even had to be separated by a steel fence. 
"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 replied with his opinion of Haye and what he was going to do to him in their highly anticipated clash: "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."
The two fighters also revealed that their paths had crossed in London a few weeks ago. 
Chisora said: "I saw David Haye a couple of weeks ago and he pulled a knife.
Haye responded: "I was eating a steak. It was in a restaurant."
I can tell already that this fight is going to be one of the biggest and most highly anticipated fights in recent years and the build-up is probably going to be even better. I know I'm going to be there on July 14th... Are you?
Below are some pictures from the press conference:

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