Haye not sorry for smashing Chisora, feels he had no choice but to tag him
By William Mackay: Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye was completely unapologetic in a recent interview when asked if he felt bad about having tagged heavyweight fringe contender Dereck Chisora with some big shots in the Vitali Klitschko – Chisora post fight press conference in Munich, Germany.
Haye told the dailystar.co.uk “I’m not going to apologize. I’m perfectly within my rights to defend myself and that’s what I’d do any day of the week. I could feel his knuckles in my face. What am I supposed to do? I’ve got to close the show. I had no option. I could have stood there with my hands by my side and got punches, kicked, spat at. You don’t stand there and take what they’re willing to give and show the other cheek.”
I must say I completely agree with Haye. Had he just stood there and done nothing, Chisora might have carried out his earlier threat of wanting to give Haye two slaps across the face for what he felt was Haye ruining Boxoffice Pay per view. Chisora was angry with Haye after he explained to Chisora that he had lost his last three fights and wasn’t interested in fighting him. Chisora dared Haye to say it to his face, and took off his jacket and walked up on him. It seemed pretty clear there was a high chance of Chisora doing something, as he had slapped Vitali in the face on Friday during the weigh-in, and spit in Wladimir’s face before the Vitali-Chisora fight last Saturday night.
Haye went on to say that he believes that Chisora needs to attend an “Anger management” class to get help. Chisora attended today’s fight between WBA World heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin and Marco Huck in Stuttgart, Germany, wearing a Union Jack scarf around his neck.