By Luke Furman
WBO/IBO/WBA/IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko is still in shock over Saturday's all-British brawl at the post-fight press conference in Munich, Germany. After his older brother, WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, won a twelve round unanimous decision over Derech Chisora, there was tension inside the ring between Chisora and Wladimir. At Friday's weigh-in, Chisora made headlines when he slapped Vitali across the face. Prior to the start of Saturday's fight, Chisora spit water into the face of Wladimir.
Former WBA champion David Haye, who sat at ringside, was warned by Wladimir not to attend the post-fight press conference. Wladimir advised him, ahead of time, that Chisora had promised to strike him at the presser. But from all accounts it was Haye who allegedly threw the first punch as tempers flared.
After a verbal exchange, Chisora did confront Haye and it wasn't long before the two boxers started brawling. Both of their camps became involved with Haye trading blows with Chisora's trainer, Don Charles - and Haye's manager Adam Booth being lacerated on his head by a broken bottle. Chisora, after someone glassed him with a bottle, threatened to shoot Haye with a pistol.
"I'm totally disappointed with the lines that I just heard, that Dereck Chisora said that he was going to personally shoot David Haye. We went a little too far here. We don't need the theater like that. We don't need the bloody faces. Two British guys here on German soil, but actually fighting not in the ring. I told David Haye, you better stay out [of the press conference] because you're going to get b*tch slapped by Chisora...he just promised it. I'm disappointed. I definitely don't want to see this side of boxing, its a shame and embarrassing," Wladimir said.
"Chisora is actually a perfect loser, he loses the big fights. He talks about experience. He came over and slapped my brother, which is not acceptable. He will be punished and pay the penalty and also for spitting water in the ring. I don't believe what he said, shooting David Haye. This is criminal right here."
Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.