• David Haye v Dereck Chisora

Haye: I hate everything Chisora stands for

ESPN staff
July 9, 2012
Dereck Chisora's antics have earned him a reputation for volatility © Getty Images

David Haye has vowed to eradicate the "stain" of Dereck Chisora from British boxing when they do battle at Upton Park on July 14.

Chisora was stripped of his British licence for his actions, which included spitting in the face of Wladimir Klitschko and brawling with Haye at a press conference, before and after a fight with Vitali Klitschko in February.

Former British heavyweight champion Chisora has been accused of damaging the public perception of the sport, and Haye feels most people on England will be firmly behind him.

"He'll have his fans come Saturday night but I'd like to think the majority of sane individuals in this country will be following me and rooting for me to get rid of this almighty stain on the sleeve of British boxing," Haye wrote in the Evening Standard.

"We are both Londoners fighting in London, yet one of us is a menace to society and the other is out to crush that menace once and for all.

Meanwhile, Haye, no stranger to insulting opponents, insists that he has never resented an adversary so strongly.

"I don't think I've disliked an opponent as much as Chisora since turning pro in 2002 and, aside from our personal spat earlier this year, simply hate everything he stands for," he told the South London Press.

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