Haye puts Chisora firmly in his place
LONDON - Former world heavyweight champion David Haye floored fellow Briton Dereck Chisora twice in the fifth round to win their grudge match
The fight took place in pouring rain at Upton Park in east London on Saturday.
The pair were involved in an ugly brawl at a news conference in Munich last February following Chisora's defeat by WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko.
Haye had flown to Germany in pursuit of a bout with Klitschko after losing to his brother Vladimir last year and subsequently announcing his retirement.
Saturday's fight for the vacant WBO and WBA international heavyweight titles had been sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation. The British Boxing Board of Control would not sanction the fight because neither boxer held a British licence.
Haye had the edge for the first four rounds, landing a ferocious uppercut in the fourth. In the fifth round, he unleashed a devastating left-right combination to win by a knockout.
Haye told Talksport radio he had been surprised by Chisora's durability. "At the back of my mind I knew he was tough, I knew he was durable. I really trained hard," he said.