Dereck Chisora-David Haye: I was disgusted by brawl, says Frank Warren

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Warren 'disgusted' with brawl

Dereck Chisora's promoter Frank Warren said he was "absolutely disgusted" by his boxer's brawl with David Haye.

The British pair clashed at the post-fight news conference in Munich after Chisora was beaten by Vitali Klitschko.

"I was shocked David Haye turned up at the press conference," Warren told the BBC News Channel.

"He called out Dereck, a punch was thrown and he was hit with a bottle. I was absolutely disgusted and it didn't do British boxing any favours."

Warren admitted the scenes soured the occasion following what was an encouraging showing by Chisora, who went the full 12 rounds with Klitschko.

"It is just ridiculous. It takes away from what was a gallant showing from Dereck in the ring," added the boxing promoter.

"Things occasionally get out of hand, but boxing is what it is - two guys in a very charged environment.

"David Haye gatecrashed the press conference and it developed into the ugly scenes we all saw.

"It was unacceptable. It is stupid. It does not do anybody's sport any favours - boxing or whatever."

Warren told BBC Radio 5 live on Monday he would not want to promote any potential bout between Chisora and Haye.

"I don't feel I could do that. What happened at the press conference was barbaric and shouldn't be allowed to happen," he said.

But Warren defended the sport itself, adding: "Boxing serves a purpose, it gives some people direction in life, gives them self-respect and allows people to use a talent they have in a positive way and to make a better life for themselves."

British Boxing Board of Control General Secretary Robert Smith was left angered by the incident.

He said: "I am extremely disappointed and disgusted really.

"It does not do the sport any good or Britain any good. Unfortunately it was like Brits abroad and I am very disappointed.

"You wake up in the morning and someone's just fought for the world heavyweight title and we are talking about something else - that is really disappointing."

Smith hinted that the brawl may hamper any future applications from Haye to have his boxing licence renewed should he decide to come out of retirement.

"We would have to go through the normal process and deal with any outstanding matters which have to be considered," he said.

"First of all we would have to listen to what David Haye has to say but he has not done himself any good and neither has Mr Chisora."

BBC boxing correspondent Mike Costello described the altercation as a "disgrace" that heaped more controversy on the sport after Chisora slapped Klitschko at the pre-fight weigh-in.

He said: "Adam Booth, Haye's trainer, who worked with us on the BBC at the fight, was left with blood streaming down a cut on the centre of his face and, after the slapping incident at Friday's weigh-in, this was a disgrace on a completely different level."

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