Isn’t it interesting how boxing matches are sometimes made: two fighters scuffle, one is retired and one gets a hefty fine and a suspension from boxing for their inappropriate behavior.
Despite the fact that all fingers should be pointing to the fight not happening, the fans can feel something else going on—a game of hyping up a potential match. Just like everyone thought, this is exactly what is happening now to our famous British clowns.
Yes boxing fans, the bout between Derek Chisora and David Haye seems to be in the works, with a possible date and venue already being reserved. According to Fightnews.com, it seems the fight is slated to take place on July 14, 2012 in England with a major soccer stadium being considered as the venue.
To be honest, while I don’t really care about this fight as far as the result goes, or its place in boxing, I do believe it will turn out to be quite a spectacle. Sparks will fly at the conferences before and after the fight, and the fight itself will most likely be entertaining with no shortage on action.
The Chisora vs. Klitscko post-fight press conference was the perfect opportunity to market themselves, and so they did.
Financially, this bout will be healthy due to the fact that both fighters are British, and both have made bigger names for themselves by fighting the Klitschkos. The result will probably warrant an instant re-match; economically, it would be easy to make and there would be a large profit to collect.
As far as picking the winner, I think that picking Chisora would be going out on a limb. Haye is pretty good on his feet and likes to move laterally—something that Derek simply doesn’t do or respond well to. I can see Haye winning the fight with a solid UD point lead.
Now all that has to happen is a shared agreement between the two camps, a venue reservation and the fight is good to go. Would I pay PPV for this event? Absolutely not.
Am I excited for what this fight could be, and watching it for free? Without a doubt.