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Klitschko brands Haye v Chisora 'a freak show'

The WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO champion says allowing the fight to go ahead is sending out the wrong message to young people.

Wladimir in training.
Wladimir in training.
Image: Kerstin Joensson/AP/Press Association Images

WLADIMIR KLITSCKHO has compared the meeting of David Haye and Dereck Chisora to ‘a freak show’.

Yesterday, it was announced that the London boxers will face off at Upton Park on July 14 in what is being sold as a fight with plenty of bad-blood after the pair clashed in a press conference in Munich in February.

That night, Wladimir’s brother Vitali had just defeated Chisora and the Ukrainian believes the latest contest, which was sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation, will be a joke involving “two losers”.

“It’s a freak show under freak rules,” the world champion told BBC Radio 5 live. “It’s a spit in the face of the British Boxing Board of Control.

“To get a licence for this man (Chisora) is disgraceful for the sport.

“How can you have such an event featuring a man who has shown his behaviour to the world, especially considering what he did at the press conference, where he threatened Haye?”

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