Haye: Win a 'scary message' to Vitali
David Haye said his impressive victory over Dereck Chisora sent out a ‘scary message’ as he called out WBC Heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko.
Despite retiring after losing his WBA world title to Vitali’s brother Wladimir last year, Haye was tempted back into the ring to fight Chisora in front of 30,000 at Upton Park and now has his sights set on the older Ukrainian brother who needed a point decision to defeat Chisora last February.
Straight after his devastating fifth round knockout of Chisora, Haye was in bullish mood and had put retirement talk firmly on the back burner.
"I've sent out a very scary message. I'll be surprised if Vitali Klitschko wants to fight me after that,” said Haye.
“He will no doubt try to fight some chump nobody has ever heard of and then retire to be a politician."
The Chisora fight was sold on the back of the pairs’ unsavoury brawl at a press conference in Munich after Chisora’s world title defeat to Vitali but Haye had only kind words to say about his opponent once the fight was finished.
"Chisora has one of the best chins I've hit. I was hitting him with shots that would normally put people away but he kept coming,” admitted Haye.
"I didn't give him much respect before the fight but that is the way boxing is. He gave me a lot harder night than I anticipated.
"This is the best atmosphere I've ever experienced in my life. This was one of the best British boxing matches in recent years."
Chisora was also in decent spirits at the conclusion of the fight despite being twice put to the canvas by violent blows.
"That was a great fight, I got caught, I don't know what with, but it was a great shot,” he said after being stopped for the first time in his career.
“This is boxing - there has to be one winner, I will come back."
Chisora’s promoter Frank Warren accepted the better man won the fight: “I thought it was a great heavyweight fight; Dereck gave it his all but he couldn’t get his jab going or get his shots off but you can’t take it away from David Haye,” he said.
“I’ve been a big critic of him in the past but he toughed it out there tonight, he showed speed…I just thought he really did put it together well.”