Barry McGuigan – former featherweight champion of the world
It’s a disgrace and it should not be allowed to happen. The British Boxing Board of Control has been around for a long time and for this to happen on their patch is an affront and should not happen. Secondly, anybody in their right mind after the way those two behaved in Germany in December would not allow this. They should have served a ban. No-one was hurt and no-one died, but is was an embarrassment to the game. And to all those guys up and down the country, who spend their lives trying to better young people’s lives – they were the ones more hurt than anyone else. They should not be allowed to box and it should not be allowed to happen.
Lee Selby – British and Commonwealth featherweight champion.
I think David Haye will win either a late TKO or on points. I think the
fight should happen. It is a good fight for them to settle
their differences and also its a fight the public want. But I don’t
think its going to go down well with the BBBofC.

Tony Borg – professional Boxing coach
Haye will win a bruising fight, but inside 10 rounds. The fight should
happen, it gives both fighters the opportunity to redeem themselves.They
can meet in a ring with referee and officials, and go about their
professions as they are supposed to. Altercations like this are not knew
to Boxing, the hype is all part of the build up, its not going to go
away..but we can all learn from this experience and gain from it. It was a scuffle that involved a bottle, tripod, camera etc… So let
them do what they are supposed to do with gloves, officials and rules in
a ring with this and many other countries watching, under the banner.. ‘This Is How It Should Be Done’  It might even be good to show to the
youths of today, that are getting caught up in mindless violence plus
gun and knife crime….. NB..I do however appreciate that the BBBofC
have to show that this behaviour will not be tollerated…. Im just glad
it wasnt my decision to make.
Wayne Elcock – former British middleweight champion
Haye to win by knockout and no I don’t think this fight should happen as my view on it, is it was made with no real credentials and no real success for either, but for Haye of course more relevant in this weight division to justify it been made other than an event that disgraced the good name of our sport with their appalling behavior, which now by all accounts looks to be not truly punished, but sadly rewarded.

Errol Christie – Former decorated amateur and professional boxer

On paper Haye should win. He has has the
height advantage plus more experience than Chisora. But it depends which
Haye comes to fight on the night. Haye talks a good fight and talk is
cheap! The BBBofC were right to apose it, they disgraced boxing that day
in Munich. Chisora had slapped a WORLD CHAMPION in his face. Chisora is
a loose cannon and Haye lost the plot completely and lashed out with a
bottle in his hand. I was in the same situation with Mark Kaylor at the
fight press conferance. He called me a ugly black basterd! I shoved him
in his chest backwards. But I didn’t lose the plot!

Burton Amateur Boxer Frazer Clarke says representing Great Britain has been the proudest moment of career so far and he is hoping to make further appearances for his country in both the amateur and professional ranks.

The super-heavyweight is keen to take his boxing career one step at a time with his first aim to finally win the ABA title before aiming for International medals and super-stardom as a fully-fledged professional boxer.

Clarke said: “So far my biggest achievement would be boxing for my country and being a member of the squad. It’s a great feeling to represent your country. And what I want to achieve is an ABA title then as many international medals as possible.

“The Commonwealth and Olympic medals would be a dream and hopefully with a lot of hard work one day I will achieve these things in the amateur ranks.

“Then as a pro I would like it all from British level to World Heavyweight Champion. I believe anything is possible with hard work and belief.”

Clarke is clearly ambitious and strives to achieve the highest accolades in Boxing and follow in the footsteps of many amateur and professional greats. He admits there are many boxers from over the years that have been inspirational in different ways and been a role model to him and other young boxers hoping to reach the pinnacle of the sport.

He said: “I have so many boxing inspirations from Muhammed Ali to Floyd Mayweather. I can’t put my finger on one because there are so many. Marvellous Margin Hagler is probably the one for me I loved the way he used to train and declare war. I also loved the way Ali carried himself and the charisma that he displayed. There are so many inspiring role models that have been in the sport.

“My biggest inspiration for me in boxing is my family and my girlfriend. There’s no better feeling than making them proud, especially my grandparents they are very proud of me and I enjoy making them proud and seeing them happy. But not just them my whole family inspire me.”

Clarke says he first became interested in Boxing when he started watching the big Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson with his father. As a result he joined Burton Amateur Boxing Club and started to train regularly but struggled to find opponents due to his larger size which held him back a little.

“I first started to show an interest in boxing when I was around ten years old as my father and I used to watch the Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson fights,” Clarke said. “I started to train when I was eleven but due to me being big for my age it was hard for me to find an opponent so my first competitive bout didn’t come until I was fourteen, which I won with a second round knockout.”

And Clarke believes Amateur Boxing in particular could be publicised more to encourage greater interest in the sport although he feels the well-publicised spat between David Haye and Dereck Chisora may have tarnished the sport’s image to those who don’t really follow the sport much.

He admitted: “I don’t think Amateur Boxing is publicised enough but it is improving which is a good thing. After Haye and Chisora got into a fight at a press conference I think it did tarnish the look of Boxing to those who don’t know the sport.

“But anyone that does know Boxing knows that their actions went against everything that boxers stand for.”

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