Don Charles plays down Chisora rift
Dereck Chisora’s trainer Don Charles has played down reports of a rift in the camp following an altercation during training that was aired in the first episode of the access all areas reality series Haye vs Chisora: Beyond The Ropes.
The altercation did happen in Chisora's gym in Finchley, but the pair resolved their differences soon after and are now working hard towards their big heavyweight clash against David Haye at West Ham United on July 14.
Charles, who has trained Chisora to British and Commonwealth titles and a WBC world title challenge, has been associated with Chisora for ten years and the pair have a close and intense, but successful relationship.
‘This has been made out to be a big deal because people don’t see what goes on behind the gym doors which is why the BoxNation Beyond The Ropes show will give viewers unbelievable access to the fight,’ said Charles.
‘We are always arguing and rowing ahead of fights, it’s nothing new. When a fight as big as this against Haye is coming up, tensions are going to be high because it means everything to me to win.
‘We were both cool again soon after and now we’re focused on beating Haye. What’s happened has happened and we’ve moved on from it now.
‘You see incidents like this in other sports when passions are running high like Alex Ferguson and David Beckham a few years ago. I want Derreck to win the fight as there is so much at stake and that is our primary aim.’