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Haye to fight Chisora at West Ham

Boxers David Haye and Dereck Chisora will face each other on July 14, in a fight sanctioned by the LBF.

Boxing glove. Picture: Supplied
Wladimir Klitschko,David Haye,Dereck Chisora,Frank Warren,Luxembourg Boxing Federation,British Boxing Board of Control,Vitali Klitschko
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LONDON - Unlicensed British boxers David Haye and Dereck Chisora will face each other at West Ham United's Upton Park stadium on July 14 in a fight sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation, British media reported on Tuesday.

Chisora's manager Frank Warren is due to officially confirm the fight later on Tuesday.

The two British heavyweights were involved in a brawl following Chisora's defeat by Vitali Klitschko in Munich and the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) will not sanction the fight because neither holds a British licence.

The BBBC withdrew Chisora's licence after a number of controversial incidents before and after the Klitschko fight, although he has appealed against the decision.

The 28-year-old slapped Klitschko at the weigh-in and spat water at the Ukrainian's brother Wladimir before the bout.

Haye relinquished his licence when he announced his retirement last October, three months after losing his WBA title to Wladimir in Hamburg.

Chisora was granted a licence to fight by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation. Warren added that "a number of commissions" had also been willing to grant a licence.

David Haye and Dereck Chisora will face each other in a fight sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation in July. 

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