Haye sees Chisora as stepping stone

David Haye will attempt to unify the heavyweight division once more this year after taking care of Dereck Chisora - a man he branded "chubby" and an "idiot".

Haye has announced he will come out of retirement to fight fellow Londoner Chisora in a controversial showdown at Upton Park on July 14. One of the men who he will have to fight to claim all the heavyweight straps - Wladimir Klitschko - has branded the grudge match a "freak show".

Haye, who last fought in July 2011 when he lost to WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir, has long coveted a rematch with Wladimir or a fight against his older brother Vitali, who holds the WBC belt. The 31-year-old said: "That fight will happen, but in September at the earliest. If it could have been agreed already I wouldn't be fighting Chisora."

He added: "I have always been looking for that fight against the Klitschkos. That's the one thing I've got left to do - to unify the titles."

Haye and Chisora caused outrage when they brawled after the latter's heavyweight title shot against Vitali Klitschko in Munich on February 18.

The scrap, and Chisora's decision to slap Vitali and spit water at his brother in the run-up to the fight, left many claiming boxing had hit a new low, and the Zimbabwe-born fighter had his licence removed by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC).

That means organisers have had to ask the Luxembourg boxing federation, rather than the British one, to sanction the Haye-Chisora fight - a decision which Wladimir finds ridiculous.

"It's a freak show under freak rules," he told BBC Radio 5 live.

"It's a spit in the face of the British Boxing Board of Control. To get a licence for this man (Chisora) is disgraceful for the sport.

"How can you have such an event featuring a man who has shown his behaviour to the world, especially considering what he did at the press conference, where he threatened Haye. It's something that isn't good for the fans and sport. How's it possible that this is happening on British soil?"

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