Klitschko vs Chisora: Post-Fight Brawl a Big Black Eye on Boxing

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Klitschko vs Chisora: Post-Fight Brawl a Big Black Eye on Boxing
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Two heavyweight contenders on the wrong side of the law—just what the fledgling sport of boxing "needed."

Vitali Klitschko did well to further cement his legacy as arguably one of the greatest heavyweight fighters of all time by earning a unanimous-decision victory over Dereck Chisora in Munich on Saturday.

Unfortunately for Dr. Ironfist, his accomplishment, both as a personal milestone and as a positive development for pugilism, was overshadowed by a regrettable row between Chisora and fellow Briton David Haye at the post-fight press conference.

Well, that and the rest of Del Boy's distracting antics, from slapping to Klitschko's face at the weigh-in and nearly skipping the fight on account of his hand wraps to spitting on Wladimir Klitschko upon entering the ring and threatening The Hayemaker's life after their flash-bombed scuffle this past weekend.

According to 8 Count News, Chisora was arrested, detained and questioned by German police before being released back to England, with charges still pending. Haye, on the other hand, remains at large, with local authorities working to track him down for questioning regarding the incident.

What else has yet to be located, too, are the few remaining shreds of dignity that boxing had to cling to prior to this whole fiasco. How such an inherently violent activity could've ever been deemed a "gentleman's sport" is beyond me, though Chisora and Haye have only served to tarnish the esteem of their failing profession.

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These two would be much more apropo in the WWE, seeing as how they've already cast themselves as unlikeable, disrespectful heels of the most boisterous order.

Then again, at least they've brought some intrigue to an arena of competition that's been thirsting for it for years now, what with the Klitschko brothers so handily dominating the heavyweight division and Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. constantly ducking one another.

Still, for boxing fans, there's little comfort to be taken in the entertainment value of their sport of choice devolving into a soap opera that seems to be scripted by Vince McMahon. One can only hope that the Chisora-Haye fight that's bound to follow will give the sport something to cheer.

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