• David Haye v Dereck Chisora

Haye: I'll show Vitali how to 'annihilate' Chisora

ESPN staff
June 15, 2012

David Haye has vowed to hammer out a message to Vitali Klitschko by "annihilating" Dereck Chisora at Upton Park on July 14.

Klitschko beat Chisora on points during February, but the subdued nature of his performance was used by many as evidence of his decline - and the Ukrainian's September meeting with Manuel Charr is being discussed as his final outing before retirement.

However, Haye retains hope that he will be able to coax Klitschko, the WBC heavyweight champion, back into the ring at some point - although the situation has been complicated by the WBC voicing disapproval about Haye v Chisora taking place outside the jurisdiction of the British Boxing Board of Control.

Nonetheless, Haye is vowing to teach Klitschko a lesson - albeit indirectly - next month. "If you look at the names on my record, a win over Dereck Chisora would mean nothing to me," Haye told BoxNation.

"It's the manner in which I dispatch him that I care about. I don't want to go out there and be sluggish. I don't want him to win any rounds, I'm going to annihilate him. I want to show the difference between what Vitali can do to him and what I can do to him."

Haye feels there is no chance Chisora will risk his pay-packet by trying any intimidation tactics at the press conferences and weigh-in ahead of the fight. Chisora had his British licence taken away for his widely-condemned antics before and after his meeting with Klitschko.

"There's such a spotlight on him that he'd be absolutely stupid to try anything now. Plus he knows he's getting a payday," Haye said. "He's tried silly nonsense before and he's been fined hundreds of thousands - money he hasn't got. He can't afford to be given fines of that size. He knows he's getting a decent payday, so why should he jeopardise that?"

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