Dereck Chisora vs. David Haye: Bitter Bout Is Farce That Doesn't Deserve Hype

Brian Mazique@@UniqueMaziqueCorrespondent IIIJuly 12, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12:  David Haye (left) and Dereck Chisora eyeball each other as Haye's trainer Adam Booth (centre) looks on during the Weigh-In at The Odeon Leicester Square on July 12, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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I will watch the Dereck Chisora vs. David Haye heavyweight bout on July 14, but only because I have to. I can't discriminate against meaningless bouts, even the ones that are strummed up by heathen-like behavior at a post-fight press conference.

That accurately describes the bout EPIX will stream live for our "enjoyment".

These two English "contenders" will battle it out after infamously coming to blows after the Vitali Klitschko-Chisora bout on February 18.

Chisora was beaten easily by Vitali, and Haye appeared at the post-fight press conference to call out Chisora. Haye had already embarrassed himself with a terrible effort against Wladimir Klitschko.

The appearance turned into this nasty display:

In my opinion, Haye showed up to breathe life back into his disgraced career. Whether he was striving for the physical confrontation he got from Chisora remains to be seen.

Chisora has shown that he lacks self-control several times this year. He spat in the face of Wladimir Klitschko, and he slapped Vitali at the weigh-in.

With the Klitschkos as the undisputed kings of the division, and both of these men having proven they are no match for the Ukrainian brothers, aren't we wondering what the purpose of this fight is?

Are we hoping something outrageous happens?

I mean what's next for the winner? A title shot? Not likely, and moreover, I'm not interested in seeing either of them get pounded again.

At best, this should be a part of an undercard, not a featured bout. If it is a main event, then it should be the head of an event on ESPN, or an HBO After Dark-like event.

Forgive me for my negativity.

I appreciate bad blood in a fight, but I'd prefer the bout to feature good fighters. Haye and Chisora have yet to prove they are anything but disappointing.


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