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David Haye: 'I'm feeling sharp'

David Haye is preparing for his fight against British heavyweight rival Dereck Chisora this evening. He tweeted:

He also wrote that he was looking forward to fellow boxer Amir Khan's fight tonight.

Rivals Haye and Chisora finally meet in the ring

David Haye training in 2010 Credit: REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

David Haye has branded British heavyweight rival Dereck Chisora a 'joke'.

The two rivals meet at Upton Park today in a fight that will be attended by more than 30,000 spectators and watched by an estimated 500,000.

Dereck Chisora in Munich in February Credit: REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Five months of controversy, hearings, legal challenges and insults will come to an end when the sworn enemies collide in the ring. The shameful brawl in Munich that disgraced British boxing initiated the feud.

"It's fair to say I really don't like Chisora - I fought him for free in February - but there will be no emotion in the fight," Haye said.

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The British Boxing Board of Control issue warning over Haye V Chisora fight

Frank Warren promoter of Dereck Chisora talks with Adam Booth, trainer and Manager of David Haye Credit: PA

The British Boxing Board of Control have warned all those involved in the impending heavyweight promotion between David Haye and Dereck Chisora will be automatically stripped of their licences.

And their warning tonight means any licence holder - including the promoter, managers, seconds and other fighters on the bill - will be deemed to have broken the terms of their membership, and instantly be stripped of their license.

The Board said in a statement: "The Articles of Association...of the British Boxing Board of Control, to which every member has agreed to be bound, make it perfectly clear that the objective of the BBBoC is to control and regulate boxing in the United Kingdom.

"Any member of the BBBoC who participates in any way in a promotion such as that referred to above would thereby evince an intention not to be bound by the Constitution of the BBBoC and would act in a manner wholly incompatible therewith.

"In such circumstances the BBBoC would accept that member's repudiation of the Constitution as terminating his/her membership of the BBBoC and his/her licence."

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Warren: 'There's nothing illegal about Chisora-Haye bout'

Haye and Chisora hold a press conference ahead of their planned fight in July. Credit: ITV News

Boxing promoter and Dereck Chisora manager Frank Warren has said there is "nothing illegal" about the fight sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation during a press conference at West Ham's Upton Park.

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