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Warren tips Chisora to beat Haye in boxing’s ultimate grudge match

| 09.05.2012

Frank Warren believes that Dereck Chisora can claim a potential shock victory at 7/4 in his heavyweight grudge match with David Haye that now seems certain to take place on July 14th.

Ugly scenes flared up the last time the pair were in the same building, when a brawl ensued in the post-fight conference after Chisora’s points defeat to Vitali Klitschko.

As a result the British Boxing Board of Control removed Chisora’s licence, while Haye had previously handed his in by announcing his retirement following a defeat to Wladimir Klitschko.

These licensing issues left the bout in doubt, but promoter Warren has found a way around the problem by turning to the Luxembourg authorities to sanction the fight.

Discussions have gone well and the fight will now take place at Upton Park in what will represent the first occasion that a bout will be held in Britain that has been licensed by a foreign federation.

The big question now will prove how successful the fight will be among the public as although many will be interested to see the pair settle their differences, it will be a frustration to know that their actions have resulted in a bumper payday.

Warren believes that Chisora can get the job done given the problems he posed to Vitali Klitschko and that he gave a far better account of himself in comparison to Haye against the supposed weaker Klitschko sibling.

Haye is 4/9 to beat Klitschko and loves nothing more than a brawl, which is the probable path this fight will take.

This style was clear when Haye defeated Monte Barrett in 2008 with their being five knockdowns in as many rounds in the fight.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.