Fight Video: Dereck Chisora glassed by David Haye during post-fight brawl, police brought in to investigate

19 Feb

Tommy Barber – London

A spirited heavyweight world title contest between champion Vitali Klitschko and challenger Dereck Chisora in Germany on February 18 has been overshadowed by a bloody brawl that erupted during the official post-fight press conference. David Haye, who was ringside at the Olympiahalle, attended the presser, attempted to – in the words of Bernd Boente – talk his way into a Vitali fight, and made Chisora irate. Dereck confronted David and, when the scuffle broke out, complained he had been “glassed“.

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(Video embedded above credit – YouTube, Bokserorg)

Haye has been photographed landing a right hand on Chisora’s chin with a glass bottle clenched in his fist. It prompted Chisora to scream: “He glassed me. I swear to God, David, I am going to shoot you. I am going to shoot you. I am going to physically shoot David Haye.”

Amid the fight, Adam Booth – Haye’s trainer and manager – somehow suffered a ghastly cut around the hairline. Booth spoke of his desire to find out who glassed him also, to which Chisora explained that it was David who was holding the bottle and that he may have struck Booth accidentally. (Editor’s note: the cut could have been caused when Haye threw a camera tripod in the direction of Don Charles, only for it to collide with Booth).

The catalyst for the kerfuffle appeared to be the declaration made by Vitali Klitschko’s manager Bernd Boente that, because of their “bad experiences” with British fighters, they will now look to other countries for opponents for the Klitschko siblings. This prompted David Haye to perk up at the back of the conference: “You don’t want to fight David Haye, no?”

Boente responded by stating that Haye “had an offer.” He added: “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.”

Chisora, perhaps agitated at Haye sharing his spotlight, slammed his London rival for effectively destroying box office in Britain and ruining the hopes of a lot of young fighters to make money on the Sky Sports pay-per-view platform. Frank Warren, Chisora’s promoter, then suggested a battle of London between his fighter, Del Boy, and the Hayemaker, with the winner getting a shot at Klitschko, something Boente was interested in.

Haye, though, was focused on Vitali: “Vitali said he could knock me out, do you think you can knock me out?”

Chisora’s trainer, Don Charles, requested Haye be removed by the premises by security. Haye then called Chisora a “loser” for his unsuccessful tilts against Tyson Fury, Robert Helenius and now Vitali, which inspired Dereck to approach Haye.

The German police have since taken Chisora and Charles into Munich headquarters for questioning, however, their pursuit of Haye has thus fair not yielded results as the Bermondsey puncher was not present at his hotel.

The case continues…

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