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Chisora and Haye fight confirmed for July

ESPN staff
May 8, 2012

Dereck Chisora and David Haye will settle their differences in the ring at Upton Park on July 14.

The pair came to blows amid ugly scenes at a press conference in February - an incident that played a part in Chisora being stripped of his licence by the British Boxing Board of Control.

Neither fighter holds a BBBoC licence, as Haye relinquished his when retiring last year, but they have both put their names to a contract and promoter Frank Warren has secured certificates from officials in Luxembourg.

"Before anyone starts screaming let me point out the Luxembourg boxing association was formed in 1922 seven years before the British Board," Warren told the Sun. "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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