Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Frank Warren Confirms Haye-Chisora Details, Rips Hearn

By Rick Reeno

A few hours before the official press conference, promoter Frank Warren sat down with BoxingScene.com to discuss what many are calling the "biggest domestic event in BoxNation history."

In the main event, a heavyweight grudge match between David Haye (25-2, 23KOs) and Dereck Chisora (15-3, 9KOs). In the co-feature, Alexander Povetkin (24-0, 16KOs) will defend his WBA "regular" heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Hasim Rahman (50-7-2, 41KOs).

Contrary to numerous reports, a lightweight bout between Ricky Burns and Kevin Mitchell will not be announced during the presser.

The doubleheader is taking place at Upton Park in West Ham, London. The stadium holds over 35,000 fans and Warren expects a sold-out venue.

"BoxNation, which is the TV company, in association with Sauerland Promotions, are promoting event. The main event will be Haye v. Chisora or Chisora v. Haye. There are two fights. We are only announcing two fights today, and the other is Povetkin vs. Rahman," Warren told BoxingScene.com.

Making the main event was tricky, Warren admits - because neither of the main event fighters are licensed under the British Boxing Board of Control.

Haye returned his license when he announced his retirement in October 2011. And Chisora lost his license after being involved in a violent brawl with Haye in February. The two British boxers traded punches at the post-fight press conference to Chisora's title fight with Vitali Klitschko, which took place in Munich, Germany.

Their press conference brawl made headlines all over the world - and thousands of fans were demanding a fight. Warren aims to satisfy their hunger.

Because of the existing issues with the British Board of Control, the boxers will be licensed under the Luxembourg boxing commission, who plan to oversee the entire event.

"The show will be licensed by the Luxembourg boxing commission, which was formed in 1922. Luxembourg is affiliated with the EBU, the European Boxing Union, and the four alphabet bodies," Warren explained to BoxingScene.

"Everything is ready to go. They guys wanted to fight. In normal circumstances you could have made the fight quite easy if they were licensed by the British commission, the British Boxing Board of Control. First of all, David Haye is unlicensed. He gave his license back. And with Dereck Chisora, they withdrew his license. Chisora is not banned from boxing. His license was withdrawn and he could reapply for a license at any time [in any country]."

"In the mean time, after the hearing [where Chisora lost his license] an appeal was launched and the appeal was due to be heard on May 14th - and we found out about a week or so ago that the appeal would not be heard until July - which meant effectively Chisora would have been out of action for six months."

Not everyone is pleased with the finalization of Haye-Chisora. Rival British promoters like Barry Hearn are demanding a blockade.

"Barry Hearn has come out and said that it's disgusting what's going on here and said that we're undermining the British Board of control and all this bullsh*t," Warren said.

"This is the same guy, I remember years ago him winning a purse bid between Julius Jackson and Herol Graham. And the board wouldn't allow Jackson to box in this country because Jackson was blind in one eye and he took it to Spain. The main thing here, is this is a fight that the fans want to see."

Warren doesn't deny the possibility of the Haye-Chisora and Povetkin-Rahman winners facing off at the end of the year.

"I don't know where Haye is on this, because that is his decision. But if Dereck were to win, that would be a fight that we would obviously like to make," Warren said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jimbob89 on 05-09-2012

wether ya from the bronx or baghdad you say your gunna shoot some1, slap a champ, spit at a champ ya gunna get sum punishment the man on the street would face assault charges so if anything hes got off…

Comment by shade darkar on 05-08-2012

[QUOTE=Jakutindi Wauya;12097898]The BBBoC are a bunch of cunts. they were very unfair to Chisora because other people who have done what Chisora has done got away with minor fines.[B]They ill-treated Chisora because he was born in Zimbabwe that's all[/B]. Thanks…

Comment by D-MiZe on 05-08-2012

[QUOTE=PD21;12098354]Dem Eyes - Can you name the fights Haye has had at heavyweight hwich impressed you. Also which do you belive is more impressive, going 12 with Vitali and forcing him back all night or rnning from Wvlad and being…

Comment by yoz on 05-08-2012

Haye spouting sh** again at the press conference.

Comment by PD21 on 05-08-2012

Dem Eyes - Can you name the fights Haye has had at heavyweight hwich impressed you. Also which do you belive is more impressive, going 12 with Vitali and forcing him back all night or rnning from Wvlad and being…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (40)
Top Headlines Stevenson: Andre Ward Wants To Milk His Titles Before Facing Me Sam Eggington Embraces Idea of Facing Paulie Malignaggi in NY Julius Indongo, Ricky Burns Expect Fireworks in Glasgow Wood Updates On Flanagan, Fitzgerald; Confirms Ajisafe Capture Dashon Johnson vs. Ricardo Pinell Tops Emerald Casino Card Arum Agrees With Mayweather Rejecting White's $25 Million Offer Video: Paulie Malignaggi Talks Future, Canelo-Chavez, More J. Mayweather: Pacquiao is a Gatekeeper, He Won't Beat Crawford! Sulaiman Praises Canelo-Chavez Deal, Still Mulls Special WBC Belt Erislandy Lara Keeps Winning, Keeps Calling For Canelo, Golovkin Mayweather: Dana White Carried My Bags, Now He's a Tough Guy Chavez Sr. Breaks Down His Son's Chances With Canelo, Weight Alexander Povetkin's B-Sample To Be Opened on February 1 Dominic Breazeale vs. Izu Ugonoh is Set For Wilder-Wawrzyk Card Edwin Rodriguez Back in Gym, Will Work on Correcting Mistakes Badou Jack vs. Callum Smith Purse Bid Set For February 17 Mayweather Willing To Help Rousey Improve Her Striking Skills Adrien Broner: Make Numbers Right - I'll Fight Burns in The UK Boxing Coach Arrested, Allegations of Recruiting Militants For ISIS Hearn Calls Mayweather's Robbery Claim 'Rubbish', Still Eyes DeGale-Smith Golovkin-Jacobs: Loeffler Expects Good Numbers For PPV Card Bellew: I'm at 225-Pounds and Training, Not a Poser Like Haye Froch Disagrees With Mayweather on Robbery, Agrees Jack Won Katie Taylor To Fight on Joshua-Klitschko, Possibly Golovkin-Jacobs David Lemieux vs. Curtis Stevens Set For March 11, HBO Joshua vs. Klitschko - Over 80,000 Tickets Sold Team Ramirez: Zurdo Has What it Takes To KO Jack or DeGale! Juan Carlos Payano Eyes Trilogy With Rau'Shee Warren Badou Jack Moving Up To 175-Pounds; Wants Adonis Stevenson Mayweather: Not Looking to Make Gervonta Davis-Lomachenko Badou Jack-James DeGale: Post-Fight Report Card Kell Brook: My Team Wants Me To Go To 154 Pounds Tyrone Nurse: It'll Be Great To Be A Big Attraction Mayweather Believes Broner Can Become The Next PPV Star Qudratillo Abduqaxorov Will Face Viktor Plotnykov on February 10 Trainer: Lara or Charlo Have a Great Chance To Beat Golovkin Dennis Ceylan vs. Isaac Lowe Euro Title Clash on March 18 Lomachenko-Corrales is The Target For April 8 or 15, Says Arum "Fighting Words" - One Prospect Rises Fast, Another Falls Hard Canelo's Trainer Expects The "Best Version" of Chavez Jr. on May 6
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement