David Haye and Derek Chisora were last night involved in a press conference brawl following the latter's defeat to Vitali Klitschko in Munich. After a brave performance against the regining WBC champion, Chisora (7/4 To Beat Hay) succumbed to Haye's goading before confronting the former World Champion, an action that led to the two of them brawling on the floor.
The resulting scuffle led to Haye's trainer, Adam Booth, sustaining a gash to his forehead, and Chisora threatening to shoot David Haye (4/9 To Beat Chisora). There had been much talk of a match between Vitali Klitschko and David Haye but after last night's events, Klitschko's camp have withdrawn any offer of a fight to the Englishman.
This leaves the tantilising prospect of Haye and Chisora meeting. Notwithstanding any penalties or sanctions imposed on the pair following the brawl last night, a 2012 match-up is certainly on the cards.
Whilst a summer 2012 fight (33/1 Draw) is not impossible, the Olympics and the Euro 2012 Championships could make it difficult to attract a stadium sized crowd given sports fans shelling out a lot of money for these two events already.
Another option would be the traditional Christmas show staged by Frank Warren in early December, although there would be difficulty in producing an outdoor show due to the winter. There is a possibility Cardiff's Millennium Stadium could be an option with its retractable roof, however.
Despite the shadow cast over British boxing by last night's events, there are many who feel that whilst it was completely unacceptable, the genuine dislike these two feel towards each other would make for one of the most exciting bouts in recent history and there are a lot of people who will be working to make it happen.