• David Haye v Dereck Chisora

Haye and Chisora vow to behave

ESPN staff
June 13, 2012
David Haye and Dereck Chisora are ready to do battle in the ring © Getty Images

British heavyweights David Haye and Dereck Chisora say they will curb their behaviour outside of the ring ahead of their July 14 showdown.

Haye and Chisora clashed at a press conference in Munich in February following Chisora's loss to Vitali Klitschko. Chisora subsequently lost his licence while Haye was largely unrepentant.

"In the ring I have never really done too much to break the law - even outside of it," Haye said. "Whereas I've seen him bite people, so I don't think people should put the spotlight on me because I'm a consummate professional inside and outside of the ring, this guy has a history of being the polar opposite of that.

"Outside the ring you have seen what happened, he has had a whole load of madness going on but inside the ring we have rules and they have to be abided by and I'm not training to break any rules - I'm looking forward to going out there and doing a job."

Chisora also vowed to behave outside of the ring, but insists he will vent his fury once the bout at Upton Park commences.

"Right now I am behaving myself, after the fight I will try to behave myself but in the ring I'm not going to behave myself because it is two animals in a cage and we are going to rock it out," Chisora said. "There are going to be fireworks, everyone wants to watch this fight, it has to happen because David keeps talking.

"All I say is it is going to be a great fight and I would love my opponent to come out of the ring healthy and in the same way and same for me. I just hope he is coming to fight because I'm looking for this sucker."

Haye announced his retirement after losing to Wladimir Klitschko almost a year ago, but says he is physically prepared to take down Chisora.

"I'm always in good shape and I know I've got to do a job and do it clean and clinically and I'm training as such," he said.

"I'm going to go out there and make a statement and so far training has gone nice and smooth. I'm enjoying training and been happy in my training - sometimes I grimace through sessions but I'm happy with where I'm at."

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