British heavyweight boxers David Haye and Dereck Chisora are awaiting possible recriminations after a bloody brawl which involved accusations of serious assault, sinister threats and damning video footage.
Police have so far refused to comment having been required at the Olympiahalle in Munich after Haye and Chisora scrapped in an incident which will make headlines around the world.
After losing a brave 12-round decision to WBC champion Vitali Klitschko in Munich, Chisora mocked the onlooking former WBA world champion Haye 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 during the press conference 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 Press Association video footage trading punches with Chisora's trainer Don Charles before swinging a large camera tripod over his head at Charles. Moments later Chisora re-appears brandishing a glass bottle but is wrestled under control.
Haye's manager Adam Booth somehow suffered a nasty 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. Detectives refused to confirm whether official action has been taken or whether an investigation is planned.
After putting up a decent showing against Klitschko, Chisora and his promoter Frank Warren appeared to be trying to goad Haye into a high-profile fight between the two Londoners.
Chisora then left the stage, approached Haye and went nose-to-nose before the brawl began which lasted at least five minutes. Even by boxing's often chaotic standards the unsavoury incident was shocking, drawing gasps and cries of alarm as those involved fell about the room, knocking equipment over.
After watching the unexpected drama unfold, Wladimir Klitschko told the BBC: "I'm totally disappointed, it went a little too far, the sport of boxing shouldn`t be like that. Bloody faces in the press conference... fighting in the ring, not out. I'm really surprised."