David Haye & Dereck Chisora: Fence Off!

Image: REUTERS/Olivia Harris.

David Haye and Dereck Chisora are so up for their fight on Saturday, they had to be separated by a fence during a pre-match press conference. They were so blinded by the hate flowing through their veins, neither realised that they could have simply stepped around the fence and beaten each other to death.

Even if we bought into this crap though, and accepted the fact that this is a ploy to promote a ‘grudge’ fight that came about through a rather suspect series of events, we would still have to ask the following question. Are the payday, press coverage and purse attached to all this worth the damage to your careers and reputations?

Guess so.

Tony Thompson & Wladimir Klitschko: Laugh Now, Receive Head Injury Later

Image: REUTERS/Pascal Lauener.

Tony Thompson got the giggles during his face-off with Wladimir Klitschko at the Stade De Suisse yesterday. Thompson is due to fight Klitschko in a mandatory bout at the stadium in July – a prospect that shouldn’t provoke uncontrollable laughter.

Maybe he heard that Frank Warren’s opportunism regarding David Haye’s post fight press conference scuffle with Dereck Chisora last May has paid off.

I certainly allowed my head to drop when I heard. Onto my desk. Repeatedly.

Boxing Showcase: Vitali Klitschko vs. Dereck Chisora vs. David Haye

This little altercation took place after Vitali Klitschko comprehensively beat Dereck Chisora to retain his WBC Heavyweight Championship belt on Saturday night.

The fact that David Haye felt that someone else’s post fight press conference was an appropriate place to articulate his perceived persecution in the sport, not to mention promoter Frank Warren’s opportunistic attempt to make another moneyspinning fight out of the whole sorry mess, probably says more about boxing today than the state of Haye’s career.

But not by much.