Vitali Klitschko handily beat Dereck Chisora on Saturday night by unanimous decision, 118-110, 118-110, 119-109—but that’s not where the real story lies.
What happened after the match was insane, epic and will have folks actually talking about heavyweight boxing again.
Chisora went absolutely ballistic in Munich on David Haye, a fellow Brit and former champion boxer himself.
According to The AFP, Chisora left his table at the post-fight press conference to go physically attack Haye, who was at the bout as a pundit.
The two got into a heated exchange that led to blows and extremely violent language.
At one point, Chisora said he wanted to “shoot” Haye and was acting completely crazy.
This type of drama seriously may be the only way to get people to pay attention to heavyweight boxing anymore.
There are no more Mike Tysons or Muhammad Alis that grab the world's attention and are truly a joy to watch combat other elite fighters.
Was the Post-Fight Brawl Good For Boxing?
We have the Klitschko brothers, who refuse to fight one another, and that is arguably the extent of skilled heavyweights that are currently active.
Most of the boxing chatter revolves around Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, two great fighters, albeit another pair of guys in the same weight class who refuse to get into the ring against one another.
When Chisora went off during his presser, it actually got some people to notice heavyweight boxing again, and speculation of a possible Chisora-Haye match—between the ropes this time—is growing.
This will have people tuned in, as they want to see who will actually win in a fair match, not a bare-knuckle brawl at some post-fight presser. They also will want to see what the hype is all about.
Expect that to happen in the near future if Chisora doesn’t get a ban for his antics, and perhaps some new fans will tune in to see “Round 2” of this battle.