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Dereck Chisora’s sparring partner says that he’ll stop rival David Haye

Dereck Chisora’s sparring partner says that he’ll stop rival David Haye when they clash at West Ham United’s ground on Saturday 14th July.

The heavy-handed Finchley star has brought over fast rising American prospect Joe Hanks for three weeks’ sparring at his gym to prepare for Haye.

Haye v Chisora’s WBO/WBA International Heavyweight title fight is live and exclusive in the UK on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 456/Virgin Ch. 546).

Hanks, known as “The Future”, is unbeaten in 20 fights with 14 knockouts and has previously sparred with the Klitschko brothers, Sultan Ibragimov, Chris Byrd and Jameel McCline.

At 6ft 4in, with fast hands and feet and a big punch, he has similar attributes to former world champion Haye.

Hanks says with the way that Chisora is punching he can’t see the Hayemaker lasting.

“I’ve seen Haye, he’s very crafty and fast with a very similar style to mine and that’s what we’ve been working on with Dereck in the gym,” Said Hanks.

“By the time the fight comes I will have racked up about 60 rounds with him over three weeks and they are really good, hard spars between two young hungry fighters,”

“I’ve sparred with Klitschkos, Ibragimov, Byrd and many other leading heavyweights and Dereck is up with those guys,”

“Watching Dereck prepare for the fight, he’s really focussed and determined to beat Haye,”

“I fancy him strongly to win. Haye’s very clever, but Dereck’s got all the tools to win and certainly the punch and power to get to him.”

Although Hanks finishes with Chisora in early July he will be watching the fight live at home in New Jersey with confirmation that the fight will be covered live in America by EPIX.

He added, “It’s a shame that I won’t be at the fight to see Dereck win after all the hard work and preparation he has put in, but it’s fantastic that EPIX will be televising the fight over here and I’ll be watching.”

Haye v Chisora is live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 456/Virgin Ch. 546). Join at www.boxnation.com

Tickets for Licensed to Thrill are available from Eventim at www.eventim.co.uk or 0844 249 1000, Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.co.uk or 0844 844 0444 and West Ham United at www.whufc.com or 0871 222 2700.


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