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Haye and Chisora set for Upton Park bout

The London boxers, who infamously clashed at a press conference in February, have been sanctioned to fight by the Luxembourg Boxing Association.

David Haye.
David Haye.
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DAVID HAYE AND DERECK Chisora are set to fight on July 14 in London in a bout sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Association.

Haye and Chisora clashed at a press conference in Munich in February after the latter lost a WBC title fight to Vitali Klitschko.

Chisora’s British boxing licence was suspended indefinitely by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) following that incident but his manager Frank Warren has circumvented that problem by organising the fight through the Luxembourg Boxing Association (LBA).

While the move has many within the boxing community shaking their heads, Warren has been quick to back the LBA’s credentials.

Before anyone starts screaming let me point out the Luxembourg Boxing Association was formed in 1922, seven years before the British board,” Warren said.

“They have given their approval for the bout and it will go on at Upton Park under their jurisdiction.

“As fully fledged members of the European Boxing Union, that is what they are entitled to do.”

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Warren clarified that because the BBBC never actually banned Chisora, he was free to apply for a boxing licence with another federation.

The LBA will have to supply all officials for the fight, while the promoters will be responsible for security, which is expected to be significant considering the two boxer’s bad relationship.

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