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Boxer arrested after brawl

By Reuters | Feb 20, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 9 ]

Chisora threatens to shoot David Haye, slaps Vitali Klitschko and spits water into Vladimir's face

Boxer Dereck Chisora was arrested on Sunday after an ugly brawl with fellow British heavyweight David Haye following a WBC title clash in Munich on the previous night.     

Saturday’s incident, which left Haye’s manager Adam Booth with nasty facial cuts, erupted during a news conference after Ukrainian Vitali Klitschko had retained his WBC heavyweight belt with a unanimous points decision over Chisora.

Haye attended the fight as a television pundit.      

Bavarian police spokesman Gottfried Schlicht said Chisora had been arrested and questioned shortly before he had been due to depart from the airport.     

“The police are pressing charges against Chisora for bodily injury but that is not a reason for him to stay in prison,”  Schlicht said half about half an hour after the boxer had been released from custody.     

Police did not know Haye’s whereabouts.     

British media reports said Chisora had threatened to “shoot and burn” Haye.     

Haye, 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 this year.     

Haye became agitated by comments made by Klitschko’s manager, Bernd Boente, that he would no longer get a fight with the older sibling.     

“Contrary to David Haye, Dereck Chisora really went for it and really tried,” Boente told a news conference.     

“You don’t want to fight David Haye, no?” replied Haye, who was at the back of the conference room.      

Boente then said: “You had an offer, you didn’t accept it, now you are out. You are out. Out, out, out. You cannot talk yourself back into the fight, you have no belts. Chisora showed heart, contrary to you. You showed your toe.”     

Haye had blamed July’s world title defeat on a broken toe.     

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

SLAPPED, SPAT WATER     

The incident was the latest controversy to surround Saturday’s fight.

Chisora, who had slapped his rival at the weigh-in on Friday, spat water into Vladimir’s face during the pre-fight ceremonies.     

“I’m totally disappointed, it went a little too far, the sport of boxing shouldn’t be like that,” Klitschko told the BBC after watching the fight between the two British boxers.     

“Bloody faces in the press conference...I’m really surprised.”     

British Boxing Board of Control general secretary Robert Smith plans an investigation and hinted that Haye would now find it difficult to have his licence renewed if he decided to come out of retirement.     

“I am extremely disappointed and disgusted really,” he said.     

“It does not do the sport any good or Britain any good.

“We would have to go through the normal process and deal with any outstanding matters which have to be considered. First of all we would have to listen to what David Haye has to say but he has not done himself any good and neither has Mr Chisora.”     

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Haye should have beaten this Sore loser to a Pulp !!!

Feb 20, 2012 10:40 | 0 replies

Neither Vitali nor Wladimir should fight Chisora again. Dereck is a simple street punk; he's not an accomplished fighter, he is why boxing is failing. Spitting in the face of a man boxer or not is just plain WRONG, I would have rather seen him bite his ear off. Oh sorry another punk already did that.......

I can believe he vowed to shoot Haye while the entire world was watching the post fight interview. He's an embarrassment to the British boxing, he should go back to Zimbabwe.

Feb 20, 2012 11:34 | 0 replies

Is this how boxing should be? I wondered why this sport is not growing, it is dead, just like the participants.

Feb 20, 2012 12:47 | 0 replies

Saturday’s incident, which left Haye’s manager Adam Booth with nasty facial cuts.
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what was he doing there? when two bull fight stay the hell out of the way!!!

Feb 20, 2012 12:51 | 0 replies

i said Klintchko was going to whooop some az and he did......Pity he didn't put him down, I wanted that....

Chisora or Haye, they both suck

Feb 20, 2012 1:29 | 0 replies

I saw the highlights of the fight, but I wouldnt say they are great fighters though...and one could tell that it was going to go far beyond the ring

Feb 20, 2012 1:36 | 0 replies

Dereck Chisora is fluent in shona. Viva Zim

Feb 20, 2012 2:24 | 0 replies

Chisora v/s Haye........Now there's a fight Id like to see! Mare e ka se etsahale because Chisora will come armed to the weigh-in and bust a cap in Haye's @ss..hehehe.

Feb 20, 2012 2:26 | 0 replies

@PlannerVosloorus
Haye should have beaten this Sore loser to a Pulp !!!

He should have put the guy in ICU!!!

Feb 20, 2012 3:42 | 0 replies