Dereck Chisora

Dereck Chisora, as described the David Haye and Audley Harrison heavyweight clash as an “embarrassment for the sport”

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Chisora, who challenges Wladimir Klitschko in December for his IBF and WBO heavyweight crowns, as also urged Harrison to retire and insisted that boxing doesn’t need WBA champion Haye either.
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On Saturday Harrison not only sealed his ‘Fraudley’ nickname and cause outrage among boxing fan’s by not putting up any kind of challenge to Haye when he froze in the ring on the, he also put a dent in British boxing.
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Haye, put an end to the charade in the third round by stopping with his first meaningful attack, in the one-sided contest at the MEN Arena in Manchester.
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In the billed, ‘Heavyweight battle of Britain, Harrison only managing to land a single right jab in a hugely disappointing display from the former Olympic champion.

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Watch the fight David Haye vs Audley Harrison

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“It was a big embarrassment for boxing to be honest for both parties,” Chisora told Sky Sports. “Audley Harrison chucking only two punches and David Haye betting on himself winning in the third round – I think it’s an embarrassment for the sport.”
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Harrison says he may continue fighting instead of retiring like expected! but Chisora feels the 39-year-old has no other option but to call it a day.
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“I don’t know what kind of game he was playing, Audley, I think he should hang up his gloves. Who is going to fight him? Who is going to want to fight him? The public aren’t gonna buy a fight to go and watch him anymore,” he said.
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Haye KO’s Harrison in the 3rd round to retain his WBA heavyweight title
Haye, meanwhile, is now targeting two fights before he retires at the end of 2011 against both Klitschko brothers, but Chisora is adamant that boxing would be better off without the Hayemaker.
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“Haye is pricing himself, saying he is retiring next year,” said Chisora. “So basically he wants everybody to run after him but if the guy wants to retire let him retire – the sport is not going to miss him. It will be a good riddance. If he doesn’t retire next year, I’ll give him a better fight than any fight he’s had his whole entire career.” Chisora said.
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Chisora, the British and Commonwealth champion, is currently training in Scotland for his showdown with heavyweight giant Klitschko next month, and he is vowing not to waste his own opportunity to become champion like Harrison did.
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“We’re training. The sport we’re in is a gladiator sport you don’t have to wait for later rounds or the first round, I’m just gonna go for it from round one to round 12,” he said.
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“I’m going into the Klitschko fight a big underdog, but I promise you now that I’ll throw more than one punch and put up more of a fight than he (Harrison) did. I’ve got a big challenge ahead of me by going out to Germany, but I’m going out there to give it my best shot because winning the title means more to me than the money.
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“I’m confident that I call pull off a massive shock and bring the title back to Britain, and I’m ruining Haye’s dreams of beating the Klitschko’s because I’m going to do it first.”
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What next for Haye and Harrison?

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