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Sun Apr 20 05:15:10 SAST 2014

David makes Haye as he demolishes Chisora

Sapa-AFP-AP | 16 July, 2012 08:130 Comments
David Haye knocks out Dereck Chisora during their fight for the vacant World Boxing Organisation and World Boxing Association international heavyweight titles in London on Saturday
Image by: SCOTT HEAVEY / GALLO IMAGES

DAVID Haye is hoping to become a "real" heavyweight champion after his demolition job on Zimbabwean boxer Dereck Chisora in London on Saturday night.

The fight at Upton Park was a grudge affair after their public punch-up out of the ring earlier this year. Inside the ring on Saturday night, Haye twice floored Chisora with left hooks in the fifth round before the referee stopped the fight.

Afterwards, Haye said he had sent out a "scary" message to World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, whom the British boxer has wanted to fight for one of the world heavyweight titles. The other genuine title, the World Boxing Association version, is held by Vitali's brother, Wladimir, who won it against Haye a year ago.

Haye, however, does not expect Vitali to accept the challenge.

"I'll be surprised if Vitali Klitschko wants to fight me after that. He will no doubt try to fight some chump and then retire to be a politician," said Haye.

Vitali Klitschko, 40, is due to face Syrian Manuel Charr on September 10 and could then retire to concentrate on a full-time political career.

On Saturday night, Haye was impressive for someone who had not fought in 12 months - his last outing was the comprehensive defeat to Wladimir, in Hamburg.

After that fight, Haye retired but he is now back and ready to challenge again.

In Las Vegas, Danny Garcia stopped favourite Amir Khan in the fourth round to stay undefeated and add another super lightweight belt to his collection.

Garcia sent Khan to the canvas in the third round with a left hook, but the 2004 Olympic silver medallist for Britain was able to beat the count. At the start of the fourth, though, Garcia swarmed him with power punches, knocking him down twice quickly. Khan got back to his feet each time, but the referee ended the bout at 2min 28sec of the round.

The American now has the WBA title to go along with the WBC belt.

On the undercard, Fernando Guerrero beat Jose Medina by a unanimous decision and Phil Lo Greco, J Leon Love, Daquan Arnett, Jamie Kavanagh and Abner Cotto won their bouts.

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