Chisora Hit With WBC Ban

SHAMED DERECK CHISORA has been suspended indefinitely by the World Boxing Council (WBC) after his actions in Munich earlier this month.

The British heavyweight’s unsuccessful challenge for VITALI KLITSCHKO‘s WBC title was overshadowed by his shocking brawl with DAVID HAYE after a unanimous points defeat.

The altercation, which saw Chisora arrested by German police, occurred after he slapped Klitschko at the pre-fight press conference and disgustingly spat water in the face of the champion’s younger brother Wladimir on the night of the fight.

The Londoner later issued a “wholehearted” apology for his actions, but a statement from the WBC confirmed that he would be required to attend a disciplinary hearing and removed from their rankings at least until he has undergone anger management therapy.

The highly critical statement called Chisora’s behaviour “some of the worst ever by a professional boxer” and added he would not be allowed “to tarnish the sport for those born in the humblest of beds, who become sporting heroes of the world”.

Chisora’s promoter, Frank Warren, has rounded on the WBC, insisting there was no precedent for the action, and reacted angrily for the calls for medical treatment to the boxer.

“Jose Sulaiman (President of the WBC) is not a psychologist or a doctor and is not medically qualified to determine that,” said Warren.

“Sulaiman certainly didn’t say that about Floyd Mayweather or a few years ago about Mike Tyson when he was brawling against Lennox Lewis and bit Lewis’s leg. He didn’t ban anybody.

“He allowed these fights to go on. He is being hypocritical to say the least.”

The 28-year-old , who has already been summoned to appear before the British Boxing Board of Control on March 14th, is also facing “a serious fine” after three citings of misconduct – slapping, spitting and brawling.

 

 

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