David Haye and Dereck Chisora are an unlikely alliance but it’s so crazy that it just might work. James Dielhenn asked both men how Haye has become Chisora’s manager…
Haye crashed a post-fight press conference in Germany moments after Chisora had lost to Vitali Klitschko in 2012. Mouthing off, Haye was confronted by Chisora and a brawl erupted. Punches were thrown and their respective trainers, Adam Booth and Don Charles, were left injured. Haye and Chisora’s licences were revoked but, a few months later, they agreed a fight at West Ham’s stadium that would be sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Association. Haye won via fifth-round KO.
David, what was your reaction when Dereck first mentioned that you manage him?
Haye: When he asked for a quick meeting I thought: ‘what the hell could this possibly be about?’