Warren not sure if he can make Chisora-Haye fight right now
By Sean McDaniel: The fight that would make a ton of sense right now is bout between David Haye and Dereck Chisora for them to go it in a box off with the winner of the fight to face WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko later on in 2012.
However, given the brawl that took place and a possible long suspension and/or lifetime bad for Chisora or Haye, it could be quite difficult to make the fight happen.
Frank Warren, the promoter for Chisora, said this to Sky Sports: “I’m sure down the road that will probably happen now, but I don’t feel I dould do that. Any differences they had, that should have happened in the ring rather than instead of the circumstances it did.”
Even a short suspension for Chisora could wipe out any hope of a Haye-Chisora fight, as the interest in that fight is red hot right now due to their brawl during the Vitali Klitschko – Chisora post-fight press conference last Saturday night in Munich, Germany. Boxing fans will likely forget about the excitement that the brawl generated if the two don’t get in the ring soon while people are still thinking about this. A year from now, I doubt anyone will care a fig to see this fight. The opportunity will have been lost.
The British Boxing Board of Control will be meeting to weigh in the evidence against both fighters and they could come down with a heavy hand on Chisora due to the threat he made of wanting to shoot Haye. That’s not the only thing, of course, because Chisora was really acting out since last Friday, slapping Vitali and spitting water in the face of his brother Wladimir Klitschko. It points an ugly picture of Chisora of a guy with little if any self control over his behavior. It’s pretty much a given that Chisora will be facing some kind of ruling that will impact his future. The only question is how negative will it be.
If it’s a lifetime ban, then it’s going to be difficult for him because he’ll have to relocate to another country. It sounds easy, right? Wrong! Chisora doesn’t have a fan base outside of the UK, and it would take a considerable amount of time for him to win a following in one of the European countries and I don’t know that Chisora ever would be a marketable star if he moved his operations to the United States. He could be fighting in front of small venues if he went there with perhaps no television other than EPIX or ESPN2 unless Warren were able to make a deal with some of the big time U.S promoters to allow Chisora to fight on their undercards.