Haye tags Chisora with right hand at press conference, resulting in bloody brawl
By William Mackay: Things really went to pieces with former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye dropping in for the post fight press conference in Munich, Germany for WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko and Dereck Chisora. Haye confronted Vitali, asking why he won’t fight him.
Vitali’s manager Bernd Boente tried to push Haye off on facing Chisora next instead of Vitali. Chisora then started arguing with Haye and then got up and confronted him when Haye was giving his reasons why he had no interest in fighting him. At that point, Haye tagged Chisora with a big right hand that exploded upon impact to Chisora’s chin. Haye could have been holding a wine bottle when he hit Chisora.
Here’s the press conference back and forth squabble:
Bernd Boente: “David, you’re out. You can’t talk yourself into the fight [with Vitali]. Fight against this person [Boente then points to Chisora]. He showed great heart; you showed your toe.”
Dereck Chisora: “David, me and you are going to fight in London. Be quiet. First of all, David Haye is an embarrassment. Sky Sports doesn’t do Box Office [pay-per-view] because of David Haye. You messed up Box Office for all the young fighters coming up and I’m going to give you two slaps for that. If David Haye is a fighter, he should fight me.”
David Haye: “You [Chisora] lost three fights in a row.”
Chisora “Let’s fight.”
Boente: “David, do a box off with this guy [Chisora].”
Frank Warren: “If Dereck fights David, the winner fights Vitali.”
Haye: “Vitali, you said you’d fight me now. Where are you now? I agreed to everything. Why won’t you fight me. You’re old and can’t fight. You realize you can’t fight me now.”
Don Charles: “Take him [Haye] away.”
Chisora: “David, how’s your toe? How’s your toe?”
Haye: “You [Chisora] lost three times in a row.”
Chisora: “You [Haye] want to tell that to my face? You want to tell that to my face? Tell it to my face then.”
At this point, Chisora gets up from his table and walks over to where Haye is standing out in the crowd to confront him one on one. Obviously, not a good idea given how hyped up Haye is at this time. Haye looks really, really angry now and Chisora might have been better off avoiding the situation.
Chisora: “Tell it to my face.”
At this point, you can see Haye tag Chisora in the face with a punch. From appearances, it looked as if Haye may have been holding a bottle when he punched Chisora because glass exploded upon Haye’s right hand connecting with the jaw of Chisora.
Chisora: “You f****** glassed me.”
Haye appears to pick up a camera tripod and toss in the direction of Chisora to get him to back off. Chisora really needs to back off because Haye is going all out and looks dangerous.
Chisora: “He glassed me. The f****** pu****. I swear to God, David, I’m going to f***** shot you. I’m going to shoot you. I’m going to physically shoot David Haye. He f***** glassed me. I’m not having it. He glassed me. [now speaking with Haye’s trainer/manager Adam Booth]. Your fighter glassed me. He probably glassed you by mistake.”
Booth: “Bernd, you’re a liar and a b*****. Vitali, you’re a great champion, but your manager is an embarrassment to the sport. I respect you as a fighter, but he is an embarrassment. Congratulations for winning.”
Chisora: “Tell David [speaking to Booth now] we can do it inside or outside the ring. You let me know how you want to do this, because I want him. If David doesn’t fight me, this is God’s honest truth, I’m going to physically burn him. You tell him I said that.You make sure. I’m going to find him.”