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Boxer David Haye leaves UK for Las Vegas

posted 21 Feb 2012, 09:18 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 21 Feb 2012, 09:19 ]

Boxer David Haye leaves the UK for Las Vegas, a day after German police said they wanted to question him over his brawl with fellow British heavyweight Dereck Chisora after a WBC title clash in Munich on Saturday.


HEATHROW AIRPORT, UK (FEBRUARY 21, 2012) (AIRTIME) - 
Boxer David Haye left the UK for Las Vegas on Tuesday (February 21), a day after German police said they wanted to question him over his brawl with fellow British heavyweight Dereck Chisora after a WBC title clash in Munich on Saturday.
Chisora, beaten by Ukrainian Vitali Klitschko in a unanimous points decision in their heavyweight title bout in Munich, has already been questioned and released by police over the incident in the post-fight news conference.


"Of course we still want to talk to Mr Haye and question him to find out about his involvement," Munich police spokesman Wolfgang Wenger said on Monday.


"There are of course investigations centred on him and the prosecutor will decide here how to get hold of him, whether this will happen in England or here. The judiciary must decide how to proceed."

The British Boxing Board of Control has ordered Chisora to appear at a hearing on March 14 to explain his part in the disgraceful scenes during the post-fight news conference, as well as before the fight, when he slapped Klitschko at the weigh-in.


Chisora issued a statement through promoter Frank Warren on Monday, apologising for his behaviour.

Haye, the former world heavyweight champion who lost to Klitschko's brother Vladimir last July, had been attending the bout and news conference as a television pundit.


He exchanged comments with Klitschko's manager Bernd Boente and Chisora and the situation degenerated when Chisora got up to confront his fellow Briton and the pair traded blows. Haye's manager Adam Booth suffered a cut head during the brawl.


The 31-year-old Haye said he fled Germany because of death threats he received from Chisora; he said he would "happily assist the boxing authorities with any investigation they wish to launch".

During the post-bout fracas Chisora was heard to say he would "shoot and burn" Haye.

The BBBC's General Secretary Robert Smith said both Chisora and Haye, who retired in October, could face life bans.

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