Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora had to be separated by security at Sportsclubsociety Studios on Thursday evening as they filmed The Gloves Are Off.
The heavyweight rivals were pulled apart in the show ahead of their British heavyweight title clash on the Anthony Joshua undercard at the Manchester Arena, on December 10, live on Sportsclubsociety Box Office.
The Londoners sat face-to-face for 22 tension-filled minutes of filming with Johnny Nelson the man in the middle, before Whyte accused Chisora of ducking a clash with Joshua. This lit the fuse and the pair leapt to their feet, leading to security stepping in and filming ending.
Whyte and Chisora had earlier come head-to-head for their first press conference for their Manchester showdown, and while the pair behaved, there was a sense of unease in the air that boiled over as they renewed hostilities at Sportsclubsociety.
We decided to call off filming and let the fighters calm down and return to camp
“After a fairly mild press conference, Dillian and Dereck made their way to Sportsclubsociety HQ to film The Gloves Are Off,” said promoter Eddie Hearn.
“We were 22 minutes into an entertaining exchange when tempers flared and the pair had to be separated by security.
“We decided to call off filming and let the fighters calm down and return to camp. The show will still be aired on Sportsclubsociety in the build-up to December 10.”
Watch Dillian Whyte v Dereck Chisora on the undercard of Joshua v Molina, on December 10, live on Sportsclubsociety Box Office.