Haye clash 'inevitable' as Chisora appeals

Chisora appeals withdrawal


The British Boxing Board of Control removed the 28-year-old’s licence following his antics in the pre- and post-fight of his unsuccessful WBC world heavyweight title challenge of Vitali Klitschko.

In addition to slapping Vitali at the weigh-in and spitting water at his brother and fellow World champion Wladimir moments before the fight, Chisora engaged in a wild brawl with Haye at the press conference following the fight.

But Chisora’s promoter Warren feels that the BBBofC’s decision will not permanently prevent a showdown in the ring between the two controversial British fighters.

"It's a natural fight, it doesn't matter what anyone says," Warren said. "It's a bigger fight than either of them fighting Wladimir or Vitali Klitschko. There's lot for them to fight about, in a proper environment.

"I do see the fight happening. It's the proper forum for them to settle their differences."

Warren also questioned the nature of the initial hearing, revealing this issue as the grounds of their appeal.

He explained: "The appeal has gone in already. The grounds for the appeal are that we're not satisfied with the way the hearing went.

"There was also no chance to review any evidence before the hearing. All I want to see is a fair hearing.

"Dereck Chisora will present his side of events and then we'll see what happens.

"A lot of stuff came out at the first hearing. For example we thought (BBBofC chairman) Charlie Giles was in charge but it turns out there was no steward from the BBBofC representing the British boxer's interests. Instead he was working for the WBC.

"We wanted him to give evidence at the hearing but he didn't. They said he was unavailable yet he was in the building and left by the back door.

"He didn't even put in a written report which is strange given what happened and that he was there."

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