Tuesday, May 08, 2012

BOXING: CHISORA TO FIGHT HAYE AT UPTON PARK


British boxers David Haye and Dereck Chisora are to face each other at Upton Park on 14 July in a fight sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation. 

Chisora's manager Frank Warren told the BBC he would officially announce the fight at a news conference today

The British heavyweights were involved in a brawl following Chisoras defeat by Vitali Klitchko  in Munich.

The British Boxing Board of Control will not sanction the fight because neither holds a British licence. 

Chisora had his licence withdrawn after a number of controversial incidents before and after the Klitschko fight but he has appealed against the decision

Haye relinquished his licence when he retired in October last year , three months after losing his WBA title to Wladimir in Hamburg.

Warren had previously said he would not go ahead with a fight between the two boxers.

However, he said he changed his mind because Chisora's appeal against his licence withdrawal had been "pushed back to July". 

Chisora was granted a licence to fight by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation but Warren added that "a number of commissions" had been willing to do so. 



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