By Wayne Bartlett: Dereck Chisora will enjoy a two stone weight advantage over David Haye this Saturday, when the pair finally get to trade blows (with gloves on) this Saturday night at Upton Park.
After a rowdy, football crowd feel weigh in at the Odeon cinema in London’s Leicester Square, bookies favourite Haye weighed in at a chiselled 211lbs, with the naturally bigger Chisora tipping the scales at 247lbs.
While ‘Del Boy’ may physically outweigh the former cruiserweight and heavyweight world champion, the response to both fighters entrances at the weigh in suggests support will be heavily in Haye’s favour.
Loud boo’s amongst a ripple of applause greeted the introduction of Chisora from legendary ring announcer Michael Buffer, contrasting with whoops, cheers and applause for the ‘Hayemaker’.
The ever-present steel fence separating the pair was once again in effect on the stage. And with little happening when the pair stood facing each other either side of the obstruction, Buffer was quick to remind everyone there wouldn’t be a fence separating them on Saturday.
The silence was finally broken moments later though when the pair got into goading each other, as we heard Haye saying: “You’ve lost your last three fights fatboy. Keep losing.”
“Me and David Haye have two things in common,” Chisora replied.
“We drive the same cars and we’re going to have the same record. I’ve got three losses; he’s going to have three losses, and we’re going to be even.”
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July 12, 2012