Rumors are swirling about a potential summer fight between David Haye and Dereck Chisora. (Photos by Alex Livesey/Getty Images and Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Though Frank Warren's Tuesday press conference at Upton Park was thought to be an announcement of a fight between Ricky Burns and Kevin Mitchell for Burns' WBO lightweight title, the rumor mill is going wild suggesting that Warren will instead -- or also -- be announce a fight between former heavyweight titleholder David Haye and Dereck Chisora.
Haye and Chisora, as you'll recall, wound up stealing the show at the Klitschko-Chisora post-fight press conference in February, getting into a brawl during which Haye was accused of hitting Chisora with a bottle, and a cameraman's tripod came into play. The fighters wound up pretty much unharmed, but Haye's manager and trainer Adam Booth was cut in the melee.
The fight's big problem, were it to be held in the UK, would be licensing. Chisora has a date in July to meet with the British Boxing Board of Control to appeal their decision to indefinitely suspend him, but he does not have a license to fight there. Haye doesn't have a license because he allowed it to lapse when he "retired' last October.
Chisora (15-3, 9 KO) has lost two straight, but many felt he was robbed against Robert Helenius, and he didn't do terribly against Vitali Klitschko. Haye (25-2, 23 KO) hasn't fought since his dreadful non-performance last July against Wladimir Klitshcko.