May 8 2012
David Haye vowed to inflict a "slow, concussive beating" on Dereck Chisora after their controversial all-British grudge match was confirmed.
Chisora's manager Frank Warren announced on Tuesday afternoon that West Ham's Upton Park ground would host a fight between the two British heavyweights on July 14.
The pair sparked outrage when they brawled in the press conference room following Chisora's points defeat to WBC heavyweight champion Vital Klitschko in February.
At a heated press conference at Upton Park, in which Haye and Chisora's camps were separated by a seven-foot steel fence, the two men exchanged insults.
"He is the ideal opponent for me," Haye said. "I am so glad he has got a good chin because if he didn't have a good chin he would be blasted out in the first round.
"This means I will give him a nice, slow, concussive beating. I tried to knock him out in Munich and this is the opportunity to shut him up."
Chisora, flanked by eight burly security guards, angrily retorted: "I don't like him. David, you need to get style. Your corn rows are out of fashion.
"Talk is cheap now. That was a lucky shot he hit me with in Munich. David: you are winning 1-0 but come July I am coming to whoop your ass.
"Your talk is cheap. You always talk but you don't deliver in the ring."
The fight has had to be sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation after the British Boxing Board of Control withdrew Chisora's licence following his antics in Munich. Haye does not have a British licence after he handed it in following his last fight in 2011 - his defeat to Wladimir Klitschko.