Haye: It wasn’t cool for Wladimir to let Chisora spit in his face and do nothing but slurp it up with a silly grin
By Allan Fox: Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye wasn’t impressed with the restraint that IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko showed in letting British heavyweight Dereck Chisora spit water in his face in the ring before Chisora’s fight against Wladimir’s brother WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko.
Haye told The Sunday Night Show “There’s nothing cool about getting getting spit in your face and you’re [Wladimir] just standing there slurping it up with a silly grin on your face.”
Haye said he wasn’t going to allow Chisora to do the same kind of thing to him. Chisora had also slapped Vitali in the face the Friday before the fight at the weigh-in, and Vitali just stood there while Chisora teased and goaded him. Haye said he wasn’t going to let Chisora do that with him when he walked up on him at the post fight press conference to dare Haye to tell him that he had lost three fights in a row. Haye didn’t wait to see what Chisora would do and immediately planted a left followed by a right hand on the chin of Chisora. Haye ended up facing off with Chisora’s other team members while Chisora kind of hung back and complained about having been glassed.
Wladimir showed restraint but I think a lot of boxing fans, judging by the comments in the boxing forums, weren’t too impressed with the way Wladimir allowed Chisora to spit on him without doing anything. And when Wladimir appeared to slurp up the water that Chisora spit on him, it made him look even worse. There are certain things you can allow but having someone spit in your face and you take it with a smile, it wasn’t good in my view. Haye obviously feels that way and wasn’t going to let Chisora spit, slap or do whatever he was planning on doing or saying.