German police question boxers after post-fight brawl

British boxer Dereck Chisora has been detained for questioning at Munich Airport following last night’s post-fight brawl with David Haye, Munich Police have confirmed.

British boxer Dereck Chisora has been detained for questioning at Munich Airport following last night’s post-fight brawl with David Haye, Munich Police have confirmed.

Both boxers were involved in a bloody altercation during last night's press conference after Chisora lost to Vitali Klitschko on a points decision following their WBC heavyweight title fight.

“Police picked up Mr Chisora at the airport at approximately 10.30am (German time) and are bringing him in for the investigation,” the spokesman said.

“They also picked up Mr Chisora’s trainer for questioning.

“The Police went to the hotel to speak to them but we had been informed they had just checked out.”

Haye’s location, however, remains unknown by the local authorities.

“At present we do not know where Mr Haye is,” he added.

“We are currently looking for him. He was not at the hotel this morning and we have not seen him at the airport.”

“The Police has only just started an investigation in this this case. It is only at the very initial stages,” a spokesman said.

"Mr Chisora and Mr Haye have been informed about the situation.

“The Munich Criminal Police will go to their hotel this morning to interview them about the events that occurred after the fight last night.

The Police spokesman confirmed there had as yet been no arrests following a bloody brawl which involved accusations of serious assault, sinister threats and damning video footage.

After losing a brave 12-round decision to WBC champion Vitali Klitschko in Munich, Chisora mocked the onlooking Haye for his poor performance against Klitschko’s brother Wladimir last year and tried to goad his rival into a future bout.

Chisora then confronted Haye during the press conference and the two men grappled around the room with onlookers and entourages getting involved. Chisora was seemingly heard making threats and claiming to have been “glassed”.

Haye is then captured on Press Association video footage trading punches with Chisora’s trainer Don Charles before swinging a large camera tripod over his head at Charles. Moments later Chisora re-appears brandishing a glass bottle but is wrestled under control.

Haye’s manager Adam Booth somehow suffered a nasty cut on his forehead and also claimed to have been “glassed”.

Police arrived as the incident calmed down and were on hand as Chisora eventually left the arena some time later.

Amid reports in the early hours of Sunday on Twitter that police had been to visit Haye at his hotel, Press Association Sport contacted Booth, who was working as a radio summariser for the fight, who declined to comment on the reports.

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