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Warring British boxers David Haye and Dereck Chisora will go head-to-head in London on July 14 in a fight sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation, reports said.
Chisora's manager, Frank Warren, will make a "major announcement" in London on Tuesday, where he is expected to give details of the fight.
Neither of the British heavyweight fighters -- who hit the headlines after an ugly brawl at a news conference after Chisora's WBC heavyweight defeat to Vitali Klitschko in Munich on Feb. 18 -- hold a current British Boxing Board of Control license.
Chisora's license was withdrawn in March following his involvement in a number of controversial incidents before and after his title challenge in the Olympiahalle fight.
Haye officially retired last October, three months after losing his WBA title to Wladimir Klitschko in Hamburg, Germany.
But a grudge match between the pair looks set to go ahead after it apparently was given the green light by Luxembourg authorities.
Warren told The Sun, "Before anyone starts screaming, let me point out the Luxembourg boxing association was formed in 1922 -- seven years before the British board. They have given their approval for the bout, and it will go on at Upton Park under their jurisdiction ... I never said Dereck shouldn't be punished, but the board here [in Britain] withdrew his license -- they did not ban him, so he can apply to any boxing board."
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David Haye and Dereck Chisora will fight in London on July 14, five months after a brawl between the British heavyweights led authorities to strip Chisora of his boxing license.
The fight at West Ham soccer club will be sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation. The British Boxing Board of Control refused to get involved because neither fighter has a license.
British boxing's governing body has warned that anyone involved in the fight between British heavyweights David Haye and Dereck Chisora will be stripped of their licenses.
The July 14 bout at West Ham soccer club in London will be sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation because the British Boxing Board of Control refused involvement because neither fighter has a license...
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