• David Haye v Dereck Chisora

Haye: I'll teach bully Chisora a lesson

ESPN staff
May 21, 2012
David Haye is bracing himself for more fireworks ahead of his fight with Dereck Chisora © Getty Images

David Haye has ramped up his war of words with opponent Dereck Chisora by declaring that when he has won he will dedicate his victory to women who have been beaten by men.

Haye and Chisora will fight for the WBO international and WBA inter-continental titles at West Ham's Upton Park stadium on July 14 in a contest not sanctioned by the British Boxing Board of Control.

The animosity between the pair has been well documented, with their highly-publicised brawl at a news conference following Chisora's defeat by Vitali Klitschko in Munich in February souring relations to an all-time low.

Such is the bad blood between the two fighters that Haye is preparing to be attacked by Chisora before they meet in the ring. He told the Daily Star: "If there's an opportunity for Dereck to get within arms' reach of me he will do something at the weigh-in or press conference."

In 2010, Chisora was convicted of assaulting a former girlfriend and given 150 hours' community service, and Haye says he is determined to prevail in the grudge match for all those people that his opponent has 'bullied'.

"I don't know what logically goes on in his brain," he said. "He's not a nice guy and this fight will be dedicated to all the women who have been beaten - and people who have been bullied - by men like Dereck Chisora. This one goes out to them.

"I've always had respect for opponents as human beings, even though I don't let them know it. But there's nothing to like about this guy. He has no social graces and for me to say that - someone who is supposed to be a real bad guy, apparently, shows how bad he is."

Haye has risked attracting further criticism after revealing he has released an iPhone app where users can play as him and decapitate Chisora with a bottle.

The bottle incident mocks the pair's infamous brawl and the game, which sees Haye taking the bottle out of his glove before using it to cut off Chisora's head, is likely to cause more controversy - not that Haye is overly bothered.

"So much fuss was made about the bottle in my hand in Munich that I decided to have some fun with it," he is quoted as saying in the Sun. "People will moan about it but I have a simple message - keep your money in your pocket and don't buy it."

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