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No hiding place for Chisora and Haye

OUCH: David Haye (extreme right) on the attack against Dereck Chisora

BOXING'S MEDIA have roundly condemned the shocking brawl between Dereck Chisora and David Haye in Munich on Saturday night.

Both men are suspected of committing offences that could carry prison sentences following their public spat, German prosecutors have said.

Haye is suspected of grievous bodily harm - a crime which, if proven, carries a prison sentence of six months to 10 years, prosecutors said.

Chisora is under suspicion of malicious injury, which carries a jail sentence of up to five years, and a "threat", a lesser offence punishable by a fine or imprisonment of up to one year.

The Daily Mirror’s Daily Mirror Nick Parkinson wrote: “Trouble had been brewing for more than 24 hours in southern Germany before it all kicked off.

“After slapping Klitschko at Friday’s weigh-in, Chisora spat water in the face of Vitali’s younger brother Waldimir, who holds the other three world titles, just before the start of the bout.

“But it was at the post-fight press conference when Londoners Haye and Chisora disgraced themselves.

“They stained British boxing more than anything the fight game has ever seen. And that is saying something.

The Daily Mail’s respected sports journalist
said: “The reputation of British boxing has been dragged through a pool of blood on the floor of a German bar.

“How shameful, how damaging to the hard old game, how humiliating for our sporting nation.

“A vital justification for boxing is that it teaches discipline and self-control to young men, many of whom harbour pent-up anger at the poverty of their early lives.

“That worthy aspiration was betrayed by the screaming and scuffling of Haye and Chisora. They disgraced their own achievements and ambitions.”

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