By Johnny Walker
The Telegraph reports that feuding UK heavyweights Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora and former WBA champion David Haye will meet in the ring on July 14 at Upton Park, London, home of the West Ham soccer team.
According to the report, the fight, which will be announced at a press conference tomorrow, will be jointly promoted by Frank Warren’s BoxNation and German promotional outfit Sauerland Event.
The fight will go ahead with or without the blessing of the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC), an organization whose entire reason for existing may take a permanent hit if they fail to sanction Haye vs Chisora.
Promoter Frank Warren tells The Sun that Haye and Chisora have obtained licenses for the fight in Luxembourg.
“Before anyone starts screaming let me point out the Luxembourg boxing association was formed in 1922, seven years before the British Board,” says Warren.
“They have given their approval for the bout and it will go on at Upton Park under their jurisdiction.
“As fully-fledged members of the European Boxing Union, that is what they are entitled to do.
“I never said Dereck shouldn’t be punished, but the Board here withdrew his licence — they did not ban him so he can apply to any boxing board.”
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