Heavyweight

Breaking News: David Haye-Dereck Chisora Fight Set to Be Announced

HAMBURG, GERMANY - JULY 02:  David Haye of England enters the ring in the new away shirt for the England soccor team prior to his heavy weight unification match with Wladimir Klitschko at the Imtech Arena on July 2, 2011 in Hamburg, Germany.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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Ralph LongoAnalyst IIIMay 4, 2012

We have some breaking news from across the pond. According to Dan Rafael of ESPN (scroll down to 1:57pm time stamp) David Chisora and David Haye, who famously brawled in Germany at a post-fight press conference earlier this year, are set to fight again, this time inside a boxing ring.

If the rumors are true, and Rafael is rarely wrong and has strong sources, I'm really excited. It's pretty rare that you get two fighters who actually hate each other squaring off in the ring, so it'll be very interesting and I can't wait to see the fight.

As for the matter of Haye not currently being licensed and Dereck Chisora being suspended, I'm sure the promoters have found a way to work it out, or they wouldn't be about to announce the fight.

This fight makes a lot of financial sense as well, as it will sell big in England as both are big names and it's a true bad blood matchup.  

If there was ever a way for David Haye to redeem himself after his dreadful performance against Wladimir Klitschko last summer, a big knockout win over Chisora would certainly be a big start. He needs to reestablish himself in the public's mind before taking another chance at the Klitschkos. 

Haye should win this fight, he's the better boxer and stronger puncher of the two. Let's hope that the press tour is as entertaining as their brawl in February was. 

And as for the fight, it's an intriguing style matchup and it should excite boxing fans.

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