British boxing bad boys Dereck Chisora and David Haye will get a chance to settle their differences in the ring as a date has been set for their heavyweight showdown.
The pair will meet in London on July 14 despite neither of them having a British boxing license.
Chisora's was revoked after his brawl with Haye at a post-fight press conference earlier this year, while Haye relinquished his when he retired last October.
The fight has been sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation and will take place at West Ham's Upton Park as part of the boxing night, in which Russia’s Aleksandr Povetkin defends his WBA belt against Hasim Rahman.
“Before anyone starts screaming, let me point out the Luxembourg boxing association was formed in 1922, seven years before the British Board,” promoter Frank Warren told The Sun newspaper. “They have given their approval for the bout and it will go on at Upton Park under their jurisdiction.”
The promoter added that he considers the upcoming bout to be “the biggest fight of the year”.
The scandalous incident between the two Brits occurred on February 18 in Munich, Germany after Chisora suffered a unanimous decision loss to WBC heavyweight champ Vitaly Klitschko of Ukraine.
At the time, Chisora left his table at the press conference and approached Haye, who was at the bout as a TV commentator. A brawl between both boxers’ camps soon ensued.
Afterwards Chisora threatened to murder the former WBA champion, a move that prompted German police to arrest him the following day. However, he was soon released without charge.
Following the Klitschko loss, Chisora’s record in the ring is 15 wins (10 KOs) and three defeats.
Meanwhile, Haye has won 25 professional bouts (23 of them by TKO) and suffered two defeats, with one of them coming in a title match against Vitaly’s brother Wladimir Klitschko.