David Haye vs Dereck Chisora

This entry was posted on Friday, July 13th, 2012

Guilty Pleasure Ahoy

It has always been a great mystery why boxing bothers with the Marquess of Queensbury rules. For every person who sits there admiring the skillset of the modern pugilist, there are surely hundreds if not thousands paying just to watch two blokes beat each other up.

And so we come to Haye-Chisora, the barroom brawl that has become the Luxembourg lashout. A fixture so sleazy, that even Frank Warren looks slightly embarrassed by the whole thing. A contest that may prove the aforementioned point – never mind the pseudo-sporting element; most folk just want to see some violence.

But who will win? Haye has certainly won the media battle so far, although he is competing against a man so thick he can’t even spell the name Derek. The truth is the former two-weight champion of the world is a far superior fighter than the man from Finchley – this time last year, Haye wouldn’t have dared consider wasting his time against Chisora.

Haye at 1.39 to win the fight remains value, but it may not be as great a mismatch as his bout against ‘Audrey’ Harrison – Chisora has a great chin and is tough as anyone. But other than the giant ogre Valuev, and the great Vladimir Klitschko, Haye has knocked down every one of his 25 professional opponents, and it would be a huge surprise if he couldn’t put Chisora on the deck, even if the fight is merely ten rounds, rather than twelve.

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