German Police will interview David Haye and Dereck Chisora this morning as a part of an official investigation into the events of last night's press conference brawl. A Munich Criminal Police spokesman has told Press Association Sport the duo will be questioned at their hotel before they are due to fly out from Munich later today.
Both boxers were involved in a melee during last night's press conference after Chisora lost to Vitali Kitschko on a points decision following their WBC heavyweight title fight.
"The Police has only just started an investigation in this this case. It is only at the very initial stages," a spokesman said. "Mr Chisora and Mr Haye have been informed about the situation. The Munich Criminal Police will go to their hotel this morning to interview them about the events that occurred after the fight last night. I believe both men are due to go to the airport at 11 or 12 o'clock (German time) so we will talk to them soon."
The Police spokesman confirmed there had as yet been no arrests following an bloody brawl which involved accusations of serious assault, sinister threats and damning video footage.
After losing a brave 12-round decision to WBC champion Vitali Klitschko in Munich, Chisora mocked the onlooking Haye for his poor performance against Klitschko's brother Wladimir last year and tried to goad his rival into a future bout.
Chisora then confronted Haye during the press conference and the two men grappled around the room with onlookers and entourages getting involved. Chisora was seemingly heard making threats and claiming to have been "glassed".
Haye is then captured on Press Association video footage trading punches with Chisora's trainer Don Charles before swinging a large camera tripod over his head at Charles. Moments later Chisora re-appears brandishing a glass bottle but is wrestled under control.
Haye's manager Adam Booth somehow suffered a nasty cut on his forehead and also claimed to have been "glassed".
Police arrived as the incident calmed down and were on hand as Chisora eventually left the arena some time later.
Amid reports in the early hours of Sunday on Twitter that police had been to visit Haye at his hotel, Press Association Sport contacted Booth, who was working as a radio summariser for the fight, who declined to comment on the reports.
Hat Tip To Boxing Scribe Ben Dirs For The Below Transcript of How The Brawl Began:
Bernd Boente, manager of Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko: With the bad experience we've had with British fighters, we will now look for other countries. Contrary to David Haye, Dereck Chisora really went for it. He really tried.
David Haye (from rear of the room): You don't want to fight David Haye, no?
Boente: You had an offer. You didn't accept it. Now you are out. You are out. Out, out, out. You cannot talk yourself back into the fight; you have no belts. Chisora showed heart, contrary to you. You showed your toe [referring to Haye's toe injury].
Haye: I accepted your offer in December.
Dereck Chisora: We'll get it on in London - be quiet. David Haye is an embarrassment, Sky Sports don't do Box Office any more because of David Haye. He messed it up for all those young fighters coming through. I'm going to give you two slaps for that. If Haye is a fighter, he should fight me.
Haye: You've lost three fights in a row (actually three of his last four).
Chisora: Let's fight.
Chisora's promoter Frank Warren: I've got a great idea. If Dereck fights David, the winner fights Vitali.
Boente: Sounds like the perfect plan.
Haye: Vitali said he could knock me out, do you think you can knock me out?
Chisora's trainer Don Charles: Be quiet, can security get him out of here?
Haye: Vitali said after his last fight, 'I want to fight David Haye'. Where is he now? He said he wanted to fight me, I agreed the money, I agreed everything in December.
Chisora: How's your toe? How's your toe? How's your toe?
Haye: You've lost your last three fights, you lost to Tyson Fury. You're a loser.
Chisora: Tell that to my face. I'm coming down, tell that to my face.
Chisora leaves his seat and approaches Haye at the back of the room, where a melee ensues. Haye at one point picks up a video camera tripod and swings it.
The two are eventually pulled apart before Chisora returns to the front of the room.
Chisora: (Shouting and indicating towards Haye). He glassed me. I swear to God, David, I am going to shoot you. I am going to shoot you. I am going to physically shoot David Haye. He glassed me. He glassed me. He glassed me. I'm not having it. He glassed me.
Haye's trainer Adam Booth approaches Chisora, his head bleeding.
Chisora: (Referring to Booth's cut) I'm sorry about that. Adam, your fighter glassed me.
Booth: I want to know who glassed me.
Chisora: As you were trying to hold your fighter away, he [Haye] probably glassed you by mistake.
Booth: You hit me with a bottle.
Chisora: David had a bottle in his hand.
Booth: No, no, David didn't hit me with a bottle. I want to know who glassed me. Someone hit me with a bottle.
The two are separated before Booth addresses Vitali Klitschko.
Booth: Vitali, you are a great fighter but your manager is an embarrassment to the sport. Congratulations for winning.
Chisora: (Addressing Booth) Either we do it in the ring or outside of the ring. Because I want him. If David don't fight me, Adam, I am telling you the God's honest truth, I am going to physically burn him. So you tell him I said that. I am going to find him.
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