Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Chisora: Haye Is A Drama Queen, Nobody Cares About Him

By Jake Donovan

Heavyweight contender Dereck Chisora was forced to hold court on his own when David Haye opted to blow off an international conference call to hype up their July 14 grudge match in West Ham, London.

The fight – which airs live on EPIX as well as a live stream on EpixHD.com (Saturday 4:30pm PT/1:30pm PT) - was born from their well-documented blow-up in the post-fight press conference following Chisora’s points loss to Vitali Klitschko earlier this year in Germany. Haye and his team managed to say just enough to get under Chisora’s skin, leading to the aforementioned incident.

Given the bad blood between the two camps, Monday’s conference call figured to be a lengthy war of words. Haye had other thoughts, as he reportedly called in only to inform the production staff of his decision to not speak with the media in that capacity.

Chisora (15-3, 9KO) didn’t bother to read too much into it and felt everyone was better off with his opponent’s unscheduled absence from the call.

“David Haye is a drama queen,” Chisora stated. “Nobody likes to pay attention to a drama queen. Nobody cares. I don’t really care to be honest.”

The working theory Chisora has of his opponent is all bark and no bite. Haye has talked plenty in the past, but doesn’t always quite deliver in the ring.

The brash Brit made his mark during his days as a cruiserweight more than four years ago. Haye’s reign began by climbing off the canvas to knock out Jean-Marc Mormeck in Nov. ’07. A follow-up two-round destruction of Enzo Maccarinelli four months later cemented his claim as the division’s best.

However, the defection to heavyweight has proven to be far more style than substance. Wins over Monte Barrett, Nikolai Valuev (to win an alphabet belt), John Ruiz and countryman Audley Harrison were enough to prove that he belonged in the mix, but it was his knack for self-promotion that finally led to a showdown with Wladimir Klitschko.

The bout came a year after Haye had pulled out of negotiated fights with both Klitschko brothers. While it proved to be an epic bust in the ring, the event was box office gold. The ability to sell has kept Haye relevant when the topic is intriguing heavyweight events to make.

“David Haye is a talker, he’s hype,” Chisora insists. “He’ll talk himself to a world title fight. He’s playing mind games. He has to do what makes him happy. But he knows what’s coming.”

Neither fighter has won a relevant bout in well over a year. Haye’s last win came with a 3rd round stoppage over Harrison.

Chisora has lost three of his last four, though his defeat against Robert Helenius last December was widely viewed as one of the more disgraceful robberies in recent memory. A 6-round points win over upside-down clubfighter Remigijus Ziausys is his lone official victory in nearly two years.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr. Philadel on 07-10-2012

[QUOTE=WladimirK;12320195]And Chisora is not less of a drama queen. But people like Chisora more, because at least he's got balls[/QUOTE] this^^^^^^^^

Comment by Weltschmerz on 07-10-2012

And Chisora is not less of a drama queen. But people like Chisora more, because at least he's got balls

Comment by Der_Ubermensch on 07-09-2012

[QUOTE=anonymous2.0;12318347]Haye has way more to lose then Chisora. If Chisora loses, he's still an entertaining fighter and has a one of those personalities that we may or may not like, but we all want to see what he does next.…

Comment by Der_Ubermensch on 07-09-2012

Haye was TOE-TALLY afraid that Dan Rafael would make toe jokes during the conference call.

Comment by #1Assassin on 07-09-2012

[QUOTE=marvin douglas;12318089]This fight reminds me of Bruce Curry vs Monroe Brooks. The two guys hate each other so much skill won't be a factor. It's bombs away and who ever gets caught, goes down hard.[/QUOTE] nahh man. not at this…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (11)
Top Headlines Photos: Manny Pacquiao Continues Hard Grind For Horn Defense Ryan Martin Back at Big Bear, Helping Shafikov For Easter Bout Muhammad Waseem May Land Eliminator in Fall, Says Manager Sugar Ray: Spence Must Use Tactics I Did With Hagler To Beat Brook Amir Khan: Very Few Fighters Can Fill Wembley - I'm One of Them! Beltran: I Should No Problem Getting Green Card After That KO Gary Russell Jr. - If No Unification Next, I Plan To Move Up Thurman: Hard To Be Confident in Brook, He Hasn't Proved It at 147 Berchelt: Miura a True Warrior, Confident I'll Leave With My Belt Juan Manuel Marquez Return Still in Play For July, Says Nacho Team Uzcategui Will Push For No-Contest, Dirrell Rematch Order Ryota Murata Feeling Good About Career Despite Shocking Loss Brook: No Issues With Weight, Close To 147 For Spence Defense ABC Calls For Ban of Dirrell's Trainer Due To Post-Fight Assault Promoter: David Benavidez Will Roll Over Everyone Shelly Vincent Tops Broadway Boxing Card, June 3 Mayweather on Canelo-GGG: May, September Are My Dates Video: Floyd Mayweather, Anthony Joshua Come Together in UK Michael Walsh Eyes Comeback, Set To Return On June 2 Ian Tims vs. Luke Watkins For Vacant Irish Belt, June 10 In Belfast Joshua: Mayweather-McGregor is Bigger With Me on Undercard Adrien Broner To Spend Three Days in Jail For Contempt Charge Groves Admits a Loss To Chudinov Could Be End of His Career Duva: Barrera Was Right on Beterbiev, Smith Deal Easy To Make Agitated Arum: HBO, Showtime Don’t Own the Boxing Business! Mayweather Confident He Would School Golovkin in 'Easy' Fight Big Changes at 108: BoxingScene Ratings Update Frankie Gavin To Return, June 3 In Scotland Brook vs. Spence: Lawrence Okolie To Face Russell Henshaw Video: Anthony Joshua Talks Klitschko, Mayweather, Future, More Brook: After Beating Spence, I Want Thurman Unification Next! Coldwell Hopes Lewis Taylor Shocks Jamie Cox on Brook-Spence Amir Khan Not Happy With WBC's Decision, May Target Peterson Why Do Boxing Robberies Continue To Happen? Video: Shakur Stevenson Talks About Second Pro Fight, Future Deontay Wilder Hopes Joseph Parker Fight Can Come Together Mayweather Expects Davis To Be a Star, Spence To Beat Brook Abel Sanchez: I'd Hate To See Mayweather Get '50' With McGregor Video: Ray Beltran Talks Big Win, Getting His Green Card Crawford: Pacquiao is The Only Fight We're Really Looking For
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement