Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Haye vs Chisora Rumored For a Summer Showdown

David Haye and Dereck Chisora are set to settle their differences in the ring, according to reports.

The British heavyweights notoriously traded blows in Munich in February, when they violently clashed at a press conference following Chisora's loss to Vitali Klitschko.

The fall-out was a messy one, with Chisora having his licence rescinded by the British Boxing Board of Control while Haye, who is technically retired, was largely unrepentant.

Their respective careers appeared to be over, especially with the Klitschko brothers seeming to have little interest in either of them and no licence to box with.

But quotes attributed to Chisora's promoter, Frank Warren, suggest that a summer meeting could be on the cards.

"It's a natural fight, it doesn't matter what anyone says," Warren was reported as saying.

"It's a bigger fight than either of them fighting Wladimir or Vitali Klitschko.

"There's a lot for them to fight about - in a proper environment.

"I do see the fight happening. It's the proper forum for them to settle their differences."

The prospect of a showdown has also gained momentum after Warren extended an invitation to the media to attend a press conference at West Ham's Upton Park ground next Tuesday.

It is thought he will confirm Kevin Mitchell and Ricky Burns as his next big promotion, although it now seems their could be another domestic bout to announce.

Chisora himself has revealed his desire to return to the ring, with his appeal against his suspension set to be heard on May 14.

And, in an interview with ITV London on Friday, the 28-year-old refused to rule out meeting former WBA champion Haye.

"I'm not banned - I'm not fit enough to hold a licence. Banned means you've been banned. But when you're not fit enough that means you're not fit," he said.

"I'm a boxer, I'm a fighter. I love fighting. Someone takes something you love, how are you gonna survive and progress in your life? I wanna fight again."

When asked if he wanted to fight Haye in particular, he said: "I want to fight everybody."

Although they had no obvious rivalry, relations between the pair turned sour when Haye walked into the post-fight press conference following Chisora's gallant points defeat to Vitali Klitschko.

Initially there to lure the Ukrainian into fighting him, Haye soon became embroiled in a heated argument with Chisora, with the Zimbabwe-born fighter taunting him about his defeat to Vitali's brother Wladimir last year.

Punches were then thrown and a tripod was wielded in scenes that shocked the boxing world.

Spokesmen for both fighters were unavailable for comment on Friday night.

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

chisora is very aggressive & in his fights with helenius & vitali he was not pushed around & had both retreating but with haye he will have to push haye around & lean on him to slow him down. push…

Comment by weltercelt on 05-05-2012

Has Hayes fitness conditioner not just went to the Philippines to take over from Ariza in the Khan camp ?????

Comment by S H A R K B O Y on 05-05-2012

I'd take Chisora over Haye any day.

Comment by Kris Silver on 05-05-2012

Yaw fyder glast me.

Comment by yoz on 05-05-2012

This'd be Haye's most dangerous HW fight (in so much as getting repeatedly tagged). His chin isn't great, so i'd say Chisora by T/KO. Can't see it happening, mind.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (27)
Top Headlines 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 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 Gervonta Davis: I Showed Pedraza What Sharks Do in Deep Waters Jack Doesn’t Dispute Judges Scoring First Round 10-8 for DeGale Gervonta Davis vs. Jose Pedraza - CompuBox Punch Stats Joshua vs. Klitschko - U.S. TV Deal By Month's End, Says Hearn Badou Jack vs. James DeGale - CompuBox Punch Stats Jack: Ref Threatened to Disqualify DeGale for Losing Mouthpiece Mayweather: Do I want to sign DeGale? Abso-f*****g-lutely Video: Hearn Reacts To Mayweather, Talks Jack vs. DeGale Video: Carl Froch Reacts To Jack-DeGale, Talks Canelo-Chavez Jack: All I Want Is for Them To Treat Me Fair; Look at His Face Juan Carlos Payano Returns With a Win, Aims For Active 2017 Video: Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Looking To Sign James DeGale Jack, Mayweather Agree There's No Need for Rematch With DeGale Mayweather is Livid: We Don’t Pay Judges, Like Other Promoters Jason Sosa's Promoter Would Love Orlando Salido Showdown Photos: Gervonta Davis Batters, Stops Jose Pedraza For IBF Title DiBella: No Problem With Jack-DeGale Draw, Mayweather's Reaction Photos: James DeGale, Badou Jack Go To War - HUGE Gallery Broner: Pacquiao Needs Me More Now; Would Do Crazy PPV Numbers Photos: Immanuwel Aleem Blasts Out Ievgen Khytrov in Stunner Frank Warren Has Very High Hopes With Daniel Dubois Video: Mayweather, Adrien Broner Hold Court With The Media Video: Mayweather Fires Shots at Oscar De La Hoya Over Canelo Cacace: I'll Beat Ward-Hughes Winner, Everyone Will Know Me Gervonta Davis: For This I Studied 'Pretty Boy' Floyd, Not 'Money' Video: Floyd Mayweather Jr. is Furious Over DeGale-Jack Draw Adrien Broner: It's Time For Me To Grow Up James DeGale: Badou Jack Busted My Ear Drum, I Lost My Teeth! Carlos Ocampo, Diaz Win Decisions at Gimnasio Municipal Gustavo
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement