Haye outclasses Chisora to take fifth round TKO
On a pulsating night at a packed-out Upton Park, David
"Hayemaker" Haye used his pace and guile to overwhelm Dereck
Chisora, scoring a fifth round TKO. The crowd was littered with
celebrity names such as tennis ace Andy Murray and former snooker
World Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan.
Michael Buffer sets the scene
Befitting the magnitude of the fight, legendary ring announcer
Michael Buffer was on hand to welcome both Dereck Chisora and David
Haye to do battle in a rainy Upton Park ring.
Chisora makes a bright start
Chisora did start brightly, landing some eye-catching shots
early on and showing the strength of his chin. But Haye always
looked the more composed fighter, soaking up the early pressure
well and firing in behind some strong jabs.
There were fireworks at the end of the third round as Chisora,
roared on by an electric West Ham crowd, landed some shots after
the bell, leading to the two men exchanging words in the centre of
Haye pushes back, scores TKO
Haye came out looking more determined in the fourth, pushing
Chisora back onto the ropes and looking like he could end it
And he followed up on that potential in the following round as
he dropped Chisora once before putting him on the canvas for a
second time. Chisora did make it back to his feet, but referee Luis
Pabon was forced to wave the contest off to hand Haye a dramatic
Haye v Chisora: Head to head
On Wednesday July 11th, Haye and Chisora went head to head for
one last press conference. Naturally, tensions were running
Dereck Chisora: "Oi pretty boy; look at me."
David Haye: "You'll be looking down my fist."
War of words at a feisty press event
David Haye: "If you think he's a real heavyweight because he's
got a gut then congratulations, he's a big heavyweight."
Dereck Chisora: "You need to think of better punchlines."
When the two fighters met for a head to head at a June 12 press
conference, with just over a month until the big fight, the
tensions were rising!
Haye and Chisora: Licensed to Thrill
David Haye and Dereck Chisora will settle their differences in
the ring after their press conference brawl in February LIVE from
Upton Park, West Ham, London on BoxNationTV.
The two men will meet on July 14th in one of the most eagerly
anticipated all-British fights in recent years!
On May 18th, it was confirmed that the two Londoners would fight
for the WBO International and WBA Intercontinental Heavyweight
Championships in a fight being billed "Licensed to Thrill".
Haye and Chisora clash in Germany
Haye and Chisora were at the centre of a memorable press
conference brawl in the hours after Chisora had lost to Vitali
Former World Heavyweight champion Haye disrupted the media
event, causing Chisora to depart the stage and engage in a messy
brawl before hundreds of assembled media figures.
And so the stage was set, as their rivalry will now be ended in
the ring live on BoxNation.
David "Hayemaker" Haye has been one of Britain's stand out
fighters over the last decade. He first dominated the cruiserweight
division, unifying the WBA, WBO and WBC titles with a pulsating
second round TKO over Enzo Maccarinelli in 2008 before moving up to
He defeated man mountain Nikolay Valuev to secure the WBA World
Heavyweight Championship in 2009 before successful TKO defences
against John Ruiz and Audley Harrison.
The Bermondsey fighter's most recent bout was a memorable, but
unsuccessful, unification bout against Wladimir Klitschko in July
2011. In the aftermath of the fight, Haye announced his retirement
from the sport.
Dereck "Del Boy" Chisora has stepped into the limelight, perhaps
for the wrong reasons, in the last year. The Zimbabwe-born,
London-based heavyweight has a 15 - 3 record, losing three of his
last four bouts.
In his last outing, Chisora memorably lost against Vitali
Klitschko as he attempted a WBC World Heavyweight Championship
challenge LIVE on BoxNationTV from the Olympiahalle, Munich. The
fight weekend was marred by a string of incidents, including
Chisora spitting water in Vitali's brother Wladimir's face
immediately prior to the fight, and the post-fight altercation he
shared with David Haye.