Haye vs. Chisora: Intense Rivalry Will Lead to Epic Clash in London

Ben ChodosCorrespondent IIJuly 14, 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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David Haye and Dereck Chisora are set to fight in London, and the two boxers’ seething hatred of each other will lead to an entertaining bout.

Haye is coming off a loss to Wladamir Kiltschko, while Wladamir’s brother Vitali defeated Chisora in his most recent fight. 

There will be no championship implications in this matchup, but the two fighters will still be extremely motivated.

Some may jokingly consider this fight a rematch, as Haye and Chisora faced off at a press conference following Chisora’s bout with Kiltschko. While scuffles at boxing media events are nothing new, this was an exceptionally shocking and violent scrap that left Haye’s manager, Adam Booth, with a large cut on his head. 

This event led to clamors for a formal fight between the two temperamental boxers, but the logistical challenges were daunting.

Chisora was indefinitely suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control, as noted by Nick Parkinson via Yahoo Sports, and Haye was not licensed to fight because he retired after his previous bout. 

Yet promoters somehow managed to wrangle the Luxembourg Boxing Federation into sanctioning the fight, and fans will head in droves to Upton Park in London on July 14.

The circumstances surrounding the fight have led to it being labeled everything from a farce to a freak show. But all the trash talk and hijinks aside, there is no doubt that this fight will be wrapped in raw emotion. 

These two fighters genuinely despise each other, and both will be intensely trying to win the fight convincingly. 

Both men are clearly a little unstable as well, and neither will be attempting to execute a defensive strategy.  Haye and Chisora are going to come out swinging, and this will be a brutally entertaining heavyweight bout.

While this fight is certainly over-hyped as no real title is on the line, it will still be an exciting affair. Both boxers are talented, motivated and capable. 

They will be putting every ounce of effort into their fight and their intense disdain for one another will lead to an exciting night of boxing.