Every Fight Fan Who is Tired of The Klitschkos Wants to See Haye V Chisora
For years the Klitschko brothers have dominated the heavyweight boxing scene – and bored fight fans everywhere. Haye v Chisora offers everything the percentage Klits can’t!
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Haye versus Chisora is a fight that began with passion outside the ring and will continue with more of the same inside the ropes.
That’s precisely why fight fans are up for this one – and will ignore the niceties of the British Boxing Board who are very upset at the idea. Of course Haye was totally wrong to start a punch up at the post-fight press conference after Chisora lost to Vitali Klitschko. Chisora was definitely wrong to slap one Klitschko at the fight weigh-in, then spit water at the other.
But as Frank Bruno said some time ago when things got a bit out of hand in the ring, “This isn’t cricket old sport.” No disrespect to cricket which is a fantastic game – just different!
David Haye claims he was acting in self defence when Derek Chisora came menacingly towards him in the conference hall and he did land the first punch – which didn’t seem to have any effect. After the uproar subsided the Boxing Board of Control suspended Chisora indefinitely, saying he wasn’t a fit and proper person to have a fight licence. They couldn’t do anything to Haye because at the time he said he had retired and didn’t have a licence..
Promoter Frank Warren can smell an opportunity miles away, never mind one that’s right under his nose. He says he is going to put the fight on at Upton Park, West Ham’s ground. It will be licensed by the Luxembourg boxing authorities and it looks as if the British Boxing Board can’t do a thing about it.
If they try to stop the fight Warren will sue under European law and claim the British Board is breaking restraint of trade rules. The Luxembourg commission will supervise the promotion and supply officials. No law will be broken. Warren will lose his British licence to promote – but he can continue under the Luxembourg authorities.
So this isn’t just a passionate fight inside the ring, it is a rebellion outside too with far reaching effects. Maybe a rival Boxing Board will be set up, Warren would enjoy that.
As for the Klitschkos – they have been around far too long. They hold all the Heavyweight titles between them – but will never fight each other. The Heavyweight division which drives boxing has stagnated and fans are deserting the sport. As the famous trainer Freddie Roach, who handles Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan, says, “The Klits never take chances, they are percentage fighters. In boxing you have to take a chance, that’s what makes a fight.” But the Ukrainian brothers will never change. They have both made huge fortunes but damaged boxing.
So bye bye the Klits – bring on Haye and Chisora. A real fight at last!