Frank Warren was defiant this weekend that the controversial match up between David Haye and Dereck Chisora would still go ahead despite the EBU’s moves to expel the fight’s sanctioning body, the Luxembourg Boxing Federation.
In a statement from the veteran promoter, Warren accused the EBU vote of not being ‘fair’ and confirmed that 28,000 tickets had already been sold for the July 14 event.
Frank Warren and the World Boxing Council (WBC) have become embroiled in a war of words after the organising body became the latest boxing authority to wade in the David Haye vs Dereck Chisora debate.
The WBC came out in support of the British Boxing Board of Control yesterday as they threatened to expel any person or organisation involved with the proposed fight between Haye and Chisora.
The board are determined to come down hard on the show, which has been sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation despite neither Haye nor Chisora currently holding licences to box in Britain.
At a press conference tomorrow, promoter Frank Warren is expected to announced that the clash will occur at West Ham's Upton Park ground on July 14.
Having had his training licence denied by the British Boxing Board of Control, legendary trainer Enzo Calzaghe was forced to watch from the stands as his longtime student Enzo Maccarinelli picked himself up off the canvas twice to capture the British cruiserweight title on Friday night.
Frank Warren has lamented the British Boxing Board of Control for a number of failings during Dereck Chisora’s title challenge against Vitali Klitschko in February and the subsequent hearing earlier this week.
The veteran promoter pointed the finger at BBBofC president Charlie Giles for not providing the necessary support for Chisora in Germany and even questioned the Board’s judicial process as a whole.
Disgraced boxer Dereck Chisora has revealed he will continue to train despite having his boxer’s licence withdrawn by the British Boxing Board of Control on Wednesday for bringing the sport into disrepute.
British heavyweight Dereck Chisora has promised to make the nation proud of him as he prepares to face a hearing by the British Boxing Board of Control into his unsavoury behaviour in Germany last month.