20 Feb 2012

Chisora arrested after post-bout scuffle

6:03 am on 20 February 2012

The British boxer Dereck Chisora has been arrested by Munich police in the wake of his brawl with ex-champion David Haye at a post-fight press conference after Chisora lost a title fight to Vitali Klitschko.

German police detained both Chisora and his trainer Don Charles for questioning as they were preparing to board a plane back to the United Kingdom and later arrested the heavyweight boxer at Munich police headquarters.

he British Boxing Board of Control has already indicated they will launch an investigation into events leading up to the ugly melee in Munich when Chisora was heard to repeatedly shout that he wanted to "shoot" Haye and "burn" him.

Yesterday, Chisora lost to Klitschko in his WBC heavyweight title bout by a unanimous points decision in Munich, but violence erupted in the post-fight press conference between Chisora and compatriot Haye, who was there as a pundit and branded Chisora "a loser".

The British fighter promptly left the head table at the press conference to confront Haye, who he dubbed "an embarrassment".

Haye, the former WBA champion who was defeated on points by Vitali's brother Wladimir in July, had insisted he wants to fight Vitali this June and the pair traded blows with Chisora as their respective trainers became involved.