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Boxer freed after post-bout brawl

British boxer Dereck Chisora has been freed without charge by Munich police following a bloody brawl with rival UK fighter David Haye.

Haye's whereabouts remain unknown and he is still wanted for questioning.

Chisora lost to Ukrainian Vitali Klitschko on a points decision in a heavyweight title fight, and the fracas happened at the post-bout press conference.

A spokesman for Munich police said Chisora was free to return to England after being detained in the German city to answer questions about the altercation.

Haye was not at his hotel on Sunday morning and did not turn up for his scheduled flight, the spokesman added.

Asked to confirm that Chisora had been released, the police spokesman replied: "Yes." The boxer's trainer Don Charles was also arrested and questioned as part of the official investigation into the incident.

After losing the 12-round fight, Chisora mocked Haye at the press conference 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 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 video footage trading punches with Charles before swinging a large camera tripod over his head. Moments later Chisora reappeared brandishing a glass bottle but was wrestled under control.

Haye's manager Adam Booth somehow suffered a 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.


From Belfast Telegraph