Dereck Chisora names former arch-rival David Haye his new manager

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Haye beat Chisora when the two met in east London in July 2012: Getty Images

British heavyweight Dereck Chisora has announced his will now be managed by former opponent David Haye.

Chisora and Haye shared an explosive rivalry in 2012, infamously brawling at a press conference in February that year following the former's world title defeat to Wladmir Klitschko.

Haye would go onto stop ‘Del Boy’ in the fifth round when they met at West Ham’s former home the Boleyn Ground later that year.

Eight years on, the two have now linked up with 34-year-old Chisora becoming the latest addition to the Hayemaker boxing stable.

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"I am positive he can get results,” Haye told Sky Sports, having been approached by his former foe.

“He hasn't fulfilled his potential yet. Imagine if he goes into a fight in prime condition. Imagine if he stands on the scales and you see someone that you've never seen before.

“He needs his food cooked, to rest during the day, to be in a real camp. Give it nine or 10 weeks and you will see something special."

In July, Chisora knocked out the durable Carlos Takam, who lasted 10 rounds against Anthony Joshua last year, coming from behind to secure a victory regarded as one of the most spectacular of his career.