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Ricky Hatton on Board: I'll Be Watching Haye-Chisora

By Phil D. Jay

Ricky Hatton says he will be just like every other boxing fan on July 14th and will pull up his seat to enjoy what should be an enthralling contest between David Haye and Dereck Chisora at Upton Park in London.

The 33 year-old former fighter is as keen as most fight fans to take in the action following the pair’s public brawl last February, but admits that the British Boxing Board of Control are powerless to stop the fight from happening, despite promising sanctions.

"I'll watch it. It will be a good fight,” Hatton told BBC Radio Manchester.

"They're not breaking any rules but if you were sat on the BBBofC committee, steam would be coming out your ears. If you were on the board of control, you'd be seething a little bit.

"But nobody's breaking any rules and, even though I'm a boxing member for the BBBofC, when it comes on the box, I'm sure I'll watch it."

Haye, 31, and 28 year-old Chisora will now fight for fringe versions on the WBO and WBA heavyweight belts after the World Boxing Association confirmed their involvement today, which will be another kick in the teeth for the BBBofC and their condemnation of the clash.

Phil D. Jay covers boxing for worldboxingnews.net

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by taansend on 06-15-2012

[QUOTE=BobGoe;12247308]Let that old bag Queen ref this nothing fight. This fight is a sham fake fight just like the Royals are a fake. Haye and Chisora deserve to be in London. No USA news reports needed as we are laughing…

Comment by fladz on 06-15-2012

Glad to hear Ricky being honest, of course he'll watch it. So will all the self righteous journalists and rival promoters that have condemned it. Mind you, in Ricky's current situation, bigging up a Boxnation fight can't hurt either can…

Comment by taansend on 06-14-2012

[QUOTE=BobGoe;12245210]London deserves this fight but keep it in London with nothing going to us in the USA. Don't ruin our lives with british trash.[/QUOTE] Bob, sometimes you should just type the response but NOT press the Submit button. Stuff like…

Comment by HughJass on 06-14-2012

[QUOTE=BobGoe;12245210]London deserves this fight but keep it in London with nothing going to us in the USA. Don't ruin our lives with british trash.[/QUOTE] seems sum1s a little pissed that non of there heavyweights is taking part in a big…

Comment by Bushbaby on 06-14-2012

Only a bitter fool wouldn't watch this fight imo.

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