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Boxer Chisora fights with former boxer Haye at news conference

posted 19 Feb 2012, 05:19 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 19 Feb 2012, 05:20 ]

News conference turns into angry brawl

British heavyweight boxers David Haye and Dereck Chisora were involved in an ugly brawl following a WBC title clash in Munich on Saturday (February 18) that left Haye's manager Adam Booth with nasty facial cuts.
The incident occurred during a news conference after Ukrainian Vitali Klitschko retained his WBC heavyweight belt, scoring a unanimous points decision over challenger Chisora in Munich's Olympic Hall.

Haye, who was beaten in July by Vitali's younger brother Vladimir in Hamburg, retired in October but was offered a way back with a fight against the senior Klitschko later this year.

Haye, who had been working as a television pundit for the Chisora-Vitali fight, became agitated by comments made by Klitschko's manager, Bernd Boente, that he would no longer get a fight with the older sibling.

After the altercation with Boente, Haye got into an argument with his fellow Briton Chisora which resulted in the duo trading punches.

Chisora left the stage and walked among reporters where he confronted Haye and blows were exchanged. Chisora can be heard on video protesting that Haye had "glassed him" or hit him with a glass or a glass bottle. At one point Haye was seen lifting a camera tripod. His manager Adam Booth walked away with a cut above his eye.

Chisora can be heard on video telling Booth that he wanted to fight Haye in or out of the ring and making a threat.