David Haye says he will not be fighting Dereck Chisora, despite their bad blood. (Photo by Dmitry Abramov/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Following their press conference brawl in Germany on February 18, many expected that Dereck Chisora and David Haye would be headed for a grudge match in the ring. But Haye, who is "retired," says that he won't fight Chisora:
"I've got no desire to fight Dereck Chisora inside the ring or outside the ring. He's lost his last three fights."
Haye (25-2, 23 KO) is 31 and any comeback would be best suited coming this year, probably, but unless he fights one of the Klitschko brothers he just doesn't seem all that interested. Haye wants high-reward fights, big paydays. Chisora (15-3, 9 KO) would draw a lot of interest from the public, I think, but wouldn't come with that huge money.
This is not to say the fight definitely won't happen. Who knows? If Frank Warren were to pony up the cash -- he says he's not interested, either, for the record -- then the fight could happen. Maybe.
I get the feeling Haye is itching to be in the ring, but he may have some confidence issues right now. That stinker with Wladimir and the following toe talk was really a huge blow to his ego. I can't recall an excuse that widely laughed at, honestly, and he was getting enough guff from just his performance alone.