Chisora Hires Haye As Manager
Six years after he knocked out Dereck Chisora, David Haye is now his manager.
In a move that caused shock with many, Chisora has tasked Haye to guide his career and set up a deal for a potential rematch against Dillian Whyte on December 22nd.
Chisora and Haye had a grudge match in 2012 where both fighters would end up brawling with one another at a press conference.
“This is a project. A tough project, and one that I had to think long and hard about,” said Haye, who confirmed his former rival as his latest Hayemaker addition
“I had to think: ‘do I want this task?’ No disrespect but Dereck is not the easiest to work with!
“I am positive he can get results. He hasn’t fulfilled his potential yet. Imagine if he goes into a fight in prime condition. Imagine if he stands on the scales and you see someone that you’ve never seen before. He needs his food cooked, to rest during the day, to be in a real camp. Give it nine or 10 weeks and you will see something special.”
Chisora was the one who courted Haye, and said it all started with a lunch. “We had lunch. We spoke. He played hard to get! He said: ‘let me think about it’ but he was already hooked.
“He said: ‘let’s do it’.
“Going back a little while, I thought Chisora was washed-up,” said Haye. “Going into the Carlos Takam fight, I thought that was the hardest possible fight for him.
“Takam is a former sparring partner of mine, and I thought he would beat Chisora up.
“I was more than surprised. I was shocked at the heart, aggression and will to win that Dereck showed.
“After he pulled off a spectacular victory [in a fight] that I didn’t think he had a chance in, I had a newfound respect.”
Chisora added: “On the day that Dave wrote me off, he became a fan.”
“Now, it’s about getting it right,” said Chisora of negotiating for a fight with Whyte. “There is nothing else. I want the rematch. We are going to make it happen for the fans.”
“Dereck can shock the world once again, and will be knocking on the door for a world title shot,” said Haye.
“Can you imagine Dereck knocking Dillian out? The shockwaves that would send around the world. No longer would he be ‘Del Boy’ Chisora. He would be ‘War’ Chisora.
“I truly believe that Dereck on his day – with relentless pressure, tremendous fitness, a solid game-plan from [his trainer] Don Charles – can stop Whyte, and stop him conclusively.”
Initial Report: Sky Sports