Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Hearn Feels Boxing Heads Should Block Haye-Chisora

Boxing promoter Barry Hearn has called on the sport's authorities to block any attempts to stage a fight between David Haye and Dereck Chisora in England.

Hearn wants the British Boxing Board of Control to prevent the fighters from facing each other in the ring after their much-publicised brawl brought the sport into disrepute.

Haye is currently retired and Chisora had his licence suspended by the BBBoC after the pair clashed at the press conference following Chisora's defeat to Vitali Klitschko in Munich in February, in scenes which subsequently became the subject of a police investigation in Germany.

There has been speculation promoter Frank Warren will use a press conference on Tuesday to announce Haye and Chisora will meet in the ring.

There is nothing to stop such a fight being staged in this country if it is licensed by the boxing authorities of another European country.

But Hearn wants the board here to take action against anyone involved in such a fight.

Hearn told Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek programme: "It sounds as if it is true and it's going to pose a real big problem for the British Boxing Board of Control.

"The ruling should go out to the promoters that should they get involved in that fight they will no longer be allowed to operate within the rules of the British Boxing Board of Control.

"We really can't encourage and condone the behaviour of those two fighters by allowing them to come to England and make a lot of money.

"I'm looking to the British Boxing Board of Control to exercise the authority they have.

"Who knows (if the fight will happen) but at the end of the day perhaps the power of the pound note speaks."

Warren, who has called a press conference for Tuesday to make what is described as a major announcement, last week suggested a fight between Haye and Chisora could be on the cards.

He said: "It's a natural fight, it doesn't matter what anyone says. It's a bigger fight than either of them fighting Wladimir or Vitali Klitschko."

Chisora, whose appeal against his suspension set to be heard on May 14, is keen to resume his career.

He said: "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.

"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."

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

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hayehammer on 05-06-2012

Hearn is very scared for his promotion company and sky sports! If haye vs chisora happens boxnation will be a real force ! Bye bye sky sports and eddie hearn! HAye vs chisora is one of the bvest fights that…

Comment by elfag on 05-06-2012

Can these soccer mom wannabe's please stop trying to pussify the sport. Tyson and Green fought after their incident in the 80s didnt they?

Comment by Money_May on 05-06-2012

STFU Hearn, your irrelevant get your head around it. Oh your father is a senile b1tch too

Comment by zab191 on 05-06-2012

Hearn has lost his marbles.

Comment by Evil Abed on 05-06-2012

F##k Hearn and his couch.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (12)
Top Headlines Photos: Kovalev, Shabranskyy - Face To Face at Final Presser Peltz: Sosa-Gamboa Will Be HBO's Fight of the Night Saturday Eubank Sr. Takes a Deep Dig at Groves' Trainer Shane McGuigan Parker Promoter To Hearn: Worry About Joshua's Chin, Not Presser! James Toney To Joshua: Put on Big-Boy Pants, Come Fight in U.S. News: Cornflake LaManna, Blair Cobbs, Liliana Palmera, More Hearn Thinks Parker Promoter is Bonkers After Presser on Joshua Oscar Valdez To Target Carl Frampton Showdown in 2018 Gary Russell Jr: Will Golden Boy Promotions Let Diaz Fight Me? Duva: 'Irrelevant' Stevenson Has No Interest in Fighting Kovalev Eubank Sr: I Don't See How George Groves Will Go The Distance Wanheng Menayothin Goes for 49-0 in Upcoming Defense Pedro Guevara on Shiro Loss: In Mexico I Could've Gotten Decision McCullough, McCarthy, Ward and Crocker Eager For More Nathaniel Gallimore Stays Busy With Knockout Victory Parker: I'll Make Tyson Fury Rich By Knocking Anthony Joshua Out! Agron Smakici: I Want To Fight With Alexander Dimitrenko Pacquiao Fed Up With Politics, Roach Hopes He Stops Boxing Vijender Singh Expects To Face Rocky Fielding in March Shabranskyy Prepared To Do Everything Possible To Beat Kovalev Chocolatito To Return in April or May, Possibly on Canelo-GGG II Rey Vargas Expects Fireworks With Oscar Negrete at MSG Devon Alexander: I'm Ready To Fight Anybody Out There Jermall Charlo vs. Hugo Centeno in Play For WBC Interim-Belt Team Parker Dare 'Glass Chin' Joshua To Accept 65-35 or Else Devon Alexander Out-Classes Castillo in First Fight in Two Years Gennady Golovkin is Honored By The Mayor of Mexico City Miguel Cruz Cut, Conquers David Grayton, Wins Decision Arum: Terence Crawford Will Face Horn-Corcoran Winner Next Bellew's Coach Rejects Tyson Fury For 12/17: No Way! Jerwin Ancajas Headed For Big 2018, 'SuperFly' in His Future? Dillian Whyte Erupts: Tony Bellew is a Coward, Disgusting Attitude! Parker Promoter: Joshua is A Lot of Hype, Softer Than Wilder Antoine Douglas vs. Spike O'Sullivan on Saunders-Lemieux Card Euro News: Robert Helenius Update, Soro, Madsen, Jur, More Sullivan Barrera: Valera Just Tried to Survive in Loss to Bivol Floyd Mayweather Inks Deal To Be Character in New Poker Game Errol Spence: My Goal is To Unify Welterweight Division in 2018 Groves-Eubank WBSS Semifinal Set for February 17 in Manchester Devon Alexander: My Opioid Addiction Kept Me Out of The Ring
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement