Haye vs. Chisora: 2 Fighters Make a Bet, Creating More Buzz for the Bout
This Saturday's heavyweight showdown between controversial opponents David Haye and Dereck Chisora got a little more interesting at the final press conference (per ESPN) held Wednesday, as the two fighters put a wager on either fighter knocking the other out.
Haye (25-2, 23 KOs) and Chisora (15-3, 9 KOs) will ante up £20,000—$31,000 dollars American—to the favorite charity of whichever fighter knocks out the other.
The two fighters' previous bad blood created an odd scene at the press conference, as the two fighters were separated by a metal fence while they went back-and-forth talking trash to each other.
With the previous history between Haye and Chisora, the fence was a smart move, as how could anyone forget the infamous "glassing" melee (per ESPN) that took place at the post-fight press conference of Chisora's loss to the WBC heavyweight champ, Vitali Klitschko this past February .
The Haye-Chisora fight has already generated a ton of buzz off the fighters' post-fight press conference debacle alone, as the report stated the fight had already sold around 29,000 tickets for the bout.
With the two fighters not being as big as the hype surrounding this fight, the amount of tickets sold off the dislike between Haye and Chisora alone is incredible.
Haye was the WBA heavyweight champion from 2009-2011, until Wladimir Klitschko won an easy 12-round unanimous decision over him in July of last year. He has not fought since then.
The fight has a lot of hype to live up to, as now if there is not a knockout ending in the fight, the fight will be seen as a failure, especially to the two charities that could stand to get a healthy donation off a KO victory.
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