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Haye to fight Chisora in July

The retired former WBA champion David Haye and banned British fighter Dereck Chisora are to face each other at West Ham's stadium in July in a fight sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation after their news conference brawl in February.

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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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