Oner Blames Klitschko's Manager For Haye-Chisora Brawl

By Inna Lagun,

Ahmet Oner, CEO of Arena Box Promotions, blames Bernd Boente, manager of heavyweight champions Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko, for Saturday's vicious brawl between British boxers David Haye and Dereck Chisora in Munich, Germany.

After Vitali won a twelve round decision over Chisora, the tension exploded at the post-fight press conference - when Haye and Chisora exchanged harsh words and big punches. Their camps became involved in the violence and many called the incident "a disgrace to boxing."

"The blame for the escalation of this conflict, from my point of view, is Bernd Boente. Why was Haye invited [to the post-presser], when they knew that such a madman like Chisora would be there? And why were they allowed to provoke each other until the two of them began fighting?," Oner told Figo Sport.

"Boente has nothing to do in the boxing business, he does not understand the psyche of a boxer. This is very dangerous, and incidents like the one on Saturday hurt boxing and, of course, the image of Klitschko as the organizers."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Michael Paine on 02-20-2012

He and Warren did stoke the flames between Chisora and Haye.

Comment by sako5 on 02-20-2012

WTF :D Is this joke serious. I mean look who's talking. Like Oner gives a **** about the boxing's image. This dumbass needs to stfu and leave boxing.

Comment by theambition on 02-20-2012

What is he talking about? Haye said Boente tried to get him thrown out of the stadium, in the post fight interview. So how did Boente invite Haye to the press conference, and therefore is to be blamed for the…

Comment by chaos on 02-20-2012

Huh? The Klitschko's image has been hurt cause 2 British boxers got into a fight? What an idiot. I think he's been watching too much spongebob with his buddy.

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