David Haye pulled a knife on me in London, says Dereck ChisoraReported by Metro.co.uk on Tuesday, 8 May 2012 (on May 8, 2012)
*Dereck Chisora resumed his war of words with David Haye during a heated press conference at Upton Park, by accusing the former world champion of ‘pulling a knife’ on him.*
The Finchley fighter, who will face Haye in a grudge match on July 14, revealed they had seen each other on a night out in London since their brawl in Munich, and claims the 31-year-old reached for a weapon when he saw him.
‘I saw David Haye a couple of weeks ago and he pulled a knife,’ said Chisora, to which Haye responded: ‘I was eating a steak. It was in a restaurant.’
The two heavyweights, who violently clashed in a press conference back in February after Chisora’s defeat by Vitali Klitschko, were separated by a seven-foot steel fence as they exchanged insults ahead of their controversial fight in July.
‘He is the ideal opponent for me,’ Haye said.
‘I am so glad he has got a good chin because if he didn't have a good chin he would be blasted out in first round.
‘This means I will give him a nice, slow, concussive beating. I tried to knock him out in Munich and this is the opportunity to shut him up.'
Chisora, who threatened to shoot Haye in the aftermath of their Munich brawl, was flanked by eight burly security guards, and angrily retorted: ‘I don't like him. David, you need to get style. Your corn rows are out of fashion. Talk is cheap now.
‘That was a lucky shot he hit me with in Munich. David: you are winning 1-0 but come July I am coming to whoop your ass. Your talk is cheap. You always talk but you don't deliver in the ring.’
Neither fighter holds a British boxing license, but Chisora’s manager Frank Warren has backdoored the BBBC by getting the go-ahead from the Luxembourg Boxing Federation.
Warren though, insisted that he was not undermining the British Boxing Board of Control by going to Luxembourg for the fight's licence.
‘This is not the end of British boxing,’ Warren said.
‘I believe it will be a sell out, a huge event. There are far, far worse things happening in sport than what's happening here. No charges have been made against Haye or Dereck for what happened in Munich.
‘The hearing was put back to July so Dereck will have effectively been out of the ring for six months and that equates, if he was a footballer, to being out of action for 24 matches.
‘He has lost half of his purse in sanctions and costs since the Klitschko fight. He has no qualifications, the next thing for him to do would be to sign on.
‘He is not banned from boxing. The fight has been licenced by the governing body in Luxembourg, which has the same standards as the British Boxing Board of Control.
'It is the biggest fight of the year and the fact of the matter is that the fight is legal, lawful and will go ahead.’
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