Date set for Chisora vs Haye grudge fight

The two men will now fight each other after their very public brawl in Munich
The two men will now fight each other after their very public brawl in Munich Photo: Reuters

Unlicensed British boxers David Haye and Dereck Chisora will face each other at West Ham United's Upton Park stadium on July 14 in a fight sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation.

David Haye (left) and Dereck Chisora (right) during the Press Conference at Upton Park, London
David Haye (left) and Dereck Chisora (right) during the Press Conference at Upton Park, London Credit: PA

The two British heavyweights were involved in a brawl during the news conference following Chisora's defeat by Vitali Klitschko in Munich and the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) will not sanction the fight because neither holds a British licence.

However Frank Warren, who is Chisora's manager, said at a lively news conference at the ground that the fight would go ahead there in just over two months time.

Even though the two camps were separated by a steel fence, the two men still exchanged insults and Haye vowed to beat him when they meet.

David Haye and Derack Chisora exchange angry words at the press conference
David Haye and Derack Chisora exchange angry words at the press conference Credit: PA

This is not the end of British boxing.I believe it will be a sell out, a huge event. There are far, far worse things happening in sport than what's happening here. No charges have been made against Haye or Dereck for what happened in Munich. He is not banned from boxing. The fight has been licensed by the governing body in Luxembourg, which has the same standards as the British Boxing Board of Control

– Frank Warren: Chisora's promoter

The weekend in Munich ended up with Chisora receiving an indefinite ban for his behaviour, which included slapping his opponent before the fight, then spitting water in his face.