Boxing: Frank Warren still wants David Haye vs Derek Chisora
FRANK Warren has confirmed that Dereck Chisora has appealed against the withdrawal of his licence and claims a grudge match against David Haye is inevitable.
The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) indefinitely removed Chisora’s licence as punishment for his conduct before and after last month’s WBC world heavyweight clash with Vitali Klitschko.
Among the 28-year-old’s indiscretions was his brawl with Haye at the post-fight press conference, and Warren believes the simmering feud between the two must be settled in the ring.
“It’s a natural fight, it doesn’t matter what anyone says,” he said. “It’s a bigger fight than either of them fighting Wladimir or Vitali Klitschko. I do see the fight happening. It’s the proper forum for them to settle their differences.”
The BBBofC withdrew Chisora’s licence, deeming him “not a fit and proper person” to hold one after the controversial incidents that marred his title challenge against Klitschko on February 18.
Having slapped his opponent at the weigh-in and spat water at the Ukrainian’s brother Wladimir just prior to the contest – which he lost on points – he then fought with Haye in an incident that was investigated by German police.
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