No that title isn’t over the top – and yes they could both beat me up with two arms tied behind their backs.
The behaviour of the two of them in Germany at the weekend was about as classless as you can get. Chisora never deserved a fight with a Klitschko as he’s done nothing in the sport in all honesty. Looking at his résumé his best wins have come over Sam Sexton twice. Not exactly world level now is it? However he got the fight at proceeded to act like a bum throughout. From slapping his opponent at the weigh-in to spitting water at the other Klitschko brother in the ring before the fight.
The behaviour of the two of them is a disgrace and yes they get hit hard but they haven’t been dealt so many blows that they shouldn’t be able to act like human beings!
Classless doesn’t even scratch the surface but then we get to the other person in the title.
David Haye acted like a bum for two years when it came to the Klitschko brothers. Agreed to fight them before pulling out because of injury first and then because he found an easier fight for a title elsewhere. He finally agreed to the fight and got totally outclassed by Wladimir and promptly retired whilst showing his broken toe to the watching media. His antics of turning up in a t-shirt of him holding the decapitated heads of the brothers only gets a footnote which shows you just how poorly he acted.
Fast forward to Saturday night and Chisora was beaten and Haye was talking up a fight with Vitali. Vitali said fine he’s ready for aye and Haye said he was ready for Vitali. Seems simply but in boxing things are never simple. At the post-fight Press Conference Haye shouted from the back of the room. Here is a transcript of the confrontation courtesy of Ben Dirs at BBC Sport
Bernd Boente, manager of Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko: With the bad experience we’ve had with British fighters, we will now look for other countries. Contrary to David Haye, Dereck Chisora really went for it. He really tried.
David Haye (from rear of the room): You don’t want to fight David Haye, no?
Boente: You had an offer. 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 [referring to Haye’s toe injury].
Haye: I accepted your offer in December.
Dereck Chisora: We’ll get it on in London – be quiet. David Haye is an embarrassment, Sky Sports don’t do Box Office any more because of David Haye. He messed it up for all those young fighters coming through. I’m going to give you two slaps for that. If Haye is a fighter, he should fight me.
Haye: You’ve lost three fights in a row (actually three of his last four).
Chisora: Let’s fight.
Chisora’s promoter Frank Warren: I’ve got a great idea. If Dereck fights David, the winner fights Vitali.
Boente: Sounds like the perfect plan.
Haye: Vitali said he could knock me out, do you think you can knock me out?
Chisora’s trainer Don Charles: Be quiet, can security get him out of here?
Haye: Vitali said after his last fight, ‘I want to fight David Haye’. Where is he now? He said he wanted to fight me, I agreed the money, I agreed everything in December.
Chisora: How’s your toe? How’s your toe? How’s your toe?
Haye: You’ve lost your last three fights, you lost to Tyson Fury. You’re a loser.
Chisora: Tell that to my face. I’m coming down, tell that to my face.
Chisora leaves his seat and approaches Haye at the back of the room, where a melee ensues. Haye at one point picks up a video camera tripod and swings it.
The two are eventually pulled apart before Chisora returns to the front of the room.
Chisora: (Shouting and indicating towards Haye). 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. He glassed me. He glassed me. He glassed me. I’m not having it. He glassed me.
Haye’s trainer Adam Booth approaches Chisora, his head bleeding.
Chisora: (Referring to Booth’s cut) I’m sorry about that. Adam, your fighter glassed me.
Booth: I want to know who glassed me.
Chisora: As you were trying to hold your fighter away, he [Haye] probably glassed you by mistake.
Booth: You hit me with a bottle.
Chisora: David had a bottle in his hand.
Booth: No, no, David didn’t hit me with a bottle. I want to know who glassed me. Someone hit me with a bottle.
The two are separated before Booth addresses Vitali Klitschko.
Booth: Vitali, you are a great fighter but your manager is an embarrassment to the sport. Congratulations for winning.
Chisora: (Addressing Booth) Either we do it in the ring or outside of the ring. Because I want him. If David don’t fight me, Adam, I am telling you the God’s honest truth, I am going to physically burn him. So you tell him I said that. I am going to find him.
Honestly what can you say? The German police arrested Chisora and his trainer at the airport as they tried to leave the country. They were later released without charge. They want to speak with David Haye too.
I am torn as to what I want to happen. I either want them to fight or go away and never be heard from again. Let the two bums fight for the right to be taught a boxing lesson by Vitali. Chisora and Haye can fight in the summer before a December showdown in Germany for the winner.
Seems the best way forward but the way they acted shows so little class that it makes my soul cry inside. The sport of boxing is going through rough times at the moment and all this does is show off just how terrible it can be. I know I would find it hard to root for either of these two against Vitali because they make me ashamed to be British. They act like two liquored up lager louts abroad and that isn’t what makes Britain great.
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