Dereck Chisora has criticised his next opponent David Haye for not attending a media event to publicise their highly anticipated fight next Saturday. The Zimbabwean-born boxer (11/4 to win the bout) called Haye a "drama queen" ahead of the contest which will take place at Upton Park. Former WBA world heavyweight champion Haye claimed he had overslept when explaining his absence on the social networking site Twitter.
The pair famously clashed at a news conference in Munich in February after Chisora lost to WBC champion Vitali Klitschko. Those actions led to Chisora (7/1 to win by KO,TKO, Td or Dq) having his licence suspended by the BBB of C and their feud has continued in the build-up to their controversial clash in London. The fight has been sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation who themselves face repercussions if the fight goes ahead.
The British Boxing Board of Control has refused to back the heavyweight fight because neither man holds a British boxing licence.
Chisora said "David Haye (1/4 to win the fight) is a drama queen and I don't know why more attention is being given to a drama queen but the show must go on. He's getting knocked out. He says he's going to knock me out in round two but he's going to go down in round seven (33/1 Chisora to win in Round 7). This fight is about me knocking this fool out because I don't like him."