A July 14 heavyweight bout at London’s Upton Park between former WBA heavyweight titleholder David Haye and British countryman Dereck Chisora will be announced on Tuesday, according to a report by The Telegraph.
Chisora was sanctioned by the British Boxing Board of Control, which withdrew his license for his actions before, during and after his unanimous decision loss to WBC titleholder Vitali Klitschko in Germany in February.
The fight has been licensed by Luxembourg Boxing Federation, and will be promoted by BoxNation in association with Sauerland Promotions, this, despite Chisora’s absence of a license, and the fact that Haye’s permit has expired.
Haye and Chisora were involved in a post-fight brawl in Munich after Chisora’s bout with Klitschko.
“It’s a natural fight – it doesn’t matter what anyone says. It’s a bigger fight than either of them fighting Wladimir or Vitali Klitschko,” Chisora’s promoter, Frank Warren, told RingTV.com in March, confidently predicting that Haye-Chisora would happen.
“There’s a lot for them to fight about…in a proper environment. I do see the fight happening. It’s the proper forum for them to settle their differences.”
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