Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Brawling 'Like Brits Abroad' Chisora Is Freed - but Police Want to Question Haye

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Brawling 'Like Brits Abroad' Chisora Is Freed - but Police Want to Question Haye

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DERECK Chisora has been freed without charge by Munich police following his brawl with David Haye, but the latter's whereabouts were unknown last night and he is still wanted for questioning.

A Munich police spokesman said Chisora was free to return to England after being detained at Munich's police headquarters to answer questions about the altercation with Haye.

But the spokesman said Haye was not at his hotel yesterday morning and did not turn up for his scheduled flight.

They are still eager to talk to him about his involvement in the brawl, which occurred at a post-fight press conference following Chisora's points defeat to WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko.

Asked to confirm Chisora had been released, the spokesman replied: "Yes."

Haye seemingly threw the first punch - with his fist clutching a bottle - and was seen trying to hit Chisora's trainer Don Charles with a large camera tripod, before Chisora then repeatedly shouted "I am going to shoot you" at Haye while claiming he had been "glassed".

While Chisora is free, police are still eager to track down Haye. It is understood officers went to Haye's hotel in the early hours and questioned guests in a bid to find the former world heavyweight champion. It is thought Haye could already be back in Britain having possibly headed home in the immediate aftermath of the incident.

"David Haye is not in his hotel, he is not at the airport," police spokesman Gottfried Schlicht said. "We don't know where he is. We also want to speak to him about what happened last night. We have to hear both sides of the story.

"It's not a charge against David Haye. We have to report everything what happened last night between (Chisora and Haye). Maybe he (Haye) has gone home, yes. Then maybe we would talk to our colleagues in Great Britain."

Chisora's promoter Frank Warren was unhappy the incident took place and, while clearly critical of Chisora's conduct, pointed the finger at former world champion Haye, who had been commentating on the bout.

"It was an embarrassment for British boxing," Warren said. …

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