• David Haye v Dereck Chisora

Chisora makes Haye knife claim

ESPN staff
May 8, 2012
David Haye and Dereck Chisora exchange words

Dereck Chisora has revealed that he bumped into David Haye in London recently, and accused Haye of picking up a knife when they caught eyes.

Relations between Haye and Chisora took a nosedive when they brawled at a Munich press conference during February, and they will settle their differences in the ring on July 14.

Neither holds a British Boxing Board of Control licence, so the contest has been sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation.

Predictably, a war of words erupted at the Upton Park press conference on Tuesday, with either man attempting to humiliate the other in relation to their previous scuffle.

"You keep talking, the more you keep talking the more I get upset. And the more I get upset, the more I jump over this thing right now [there was a barrier separating them at the press conference]," Chisora said.

"And get knocked out again, eh?" Haye said. "We've played that game before [in Munich], don't you know boss? You lost, you were on the floor, you were unconscious for about four to five seconds. I felt you drop to the floor, then you got up and said, 'You glassed me! You glassed me!'"

"I saw David Haye a couple of months ago in London, and guess what he picked up? A knife," Chisora said.

"I was eating a steak," Haye replied.

"There was nothing on the table. [To the crowd] Was there anything on the table? Exactly. He knows what kind of man I am," Chisora said.

"Was it a knife I was carrying with me?" Haye asked.

"I'm about now man, we can have it now," Chisora said.

"We've done this already. We can't do it in the street, we'll do it in a boxing ring," Haye said. "You can rub some Vaseline on your face and take a real beating. I didn't get to finish you off like I wanted to."

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