Dereck Chisora and David Haye went face-to-face on Saturday night after ‘Del Boy’ scored a crushing knockout over an out-of-shape Zakaria Azzouzi.
The former world title challenger was returning to action following a defeat to European champion Agit Kabayel on the back of being offered a hefty cheque to face Joe Joyce on May 5.
Haye wants his former foe to battle the 2016 Olympic silver medallist on the undercard of his rematch with Tony Bellew, although Chisora is playing hardball as he proved at The O2 Arena.
‘If he beats me, you give me £1,” Chisora offered Haye live on Sky Sports. “But if I win, I want your purse from the Bellew fight and your TV rights!”
Clearly having none of it, Haye basically told Chisora where he could stick his offer by saying: ‘You know the real world doesn’t work like that’ and deciding to move on from the fight.
It now seems as though Joyce will turn his attention to landing an encounter with Commonwealth title holder Lenroy Thomas on the back of a disappointing first round technical draw with Dave Allen.
Even if Joyce picked up the strap against Thomas, Chisora admitted it wouldn’t be enough of an incentive to lure him into accepting the fight.