The pair then confonted each other in front of TV cameras and journalists
It started with the Spitting….
….then the Slappin’
Now a BRAWL!!…Come on Dereck STOP ALREADY!!
If David Haye and Dereck Chisora thought they could contain their animosity in the space of an ugly press conference brawl in the early hours of Sunday morning, they were disabused of the notion when German police confirmed Chisora had been arrested at Munich airport and they were still searching for Haye, who was not at his hotel.
“Mr Chisora was arrested after police went to the airport where he was at approximately 10.30am [German time] this morning,” Munich police said. Chisora was later released without charge after questioning but a police spokesman, Gottfried Schlicht, told the Associated Press that Chisora could still face charges of causing grievous bodily harm.
The police concern centred not only on the confrontation but on Chisora’s threat to shoot Haye after a five-minute brawl that provided an ugly postscript to Chisora’s commendable losing effort on points against the WBC heavyweight champion, Vitali Klitschko.
This is how the fight at the fight that shamed British boxing started, finished and lingered. The story is far from over.
As an otherwise routine press conference was meandering without noticeable malice, a German journalist asked a seemingly innocuous question of Klitschko’s promoter, Bernd Boente.
In the light of Chisora’s pre-fight slapping of Vitali and Haye’s poor performance against his brother, Wladimir, last July, could he be bothered to deal with British boxers in the future?
David Haye interrupted the speakers on stage at the post-fight press conference, after the WBC heavyweight world championship bout between Vitali Klitschko and Dereck Chisora, telling the crowd he was ready to come out of retirement and goading Chisora
In return, Bernd Boente, the Klitschko brothers’ manager, goaded Haye back about his infamous little toe and told him he would not fight Vitali. Haye then told Chisora that he has lost three fights in a row. Chisora retorted: ‘Say that to my face’ and got to his feet
There was only going to be one outcome … within seconds the fistycuffs began
Haye threw a right hook at Chisora, while holding a glass bottle. Chisora did not go down but was left disorientated and thought he had been hit directly with the bottle
Don Charles (in red cap), Chisora’s trainer, also stepped in to the brawl, which spilled outside the press room and lasted for several minutes