Dereck Chisora: Boxing licence has been withdrawn following Haye clash

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Dereck Chisora: Boxing licence has been withdrawn following Haye clash

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Dereck Chisora, left, and David Haye lock horns during a brawl in Munich, Germany.

Dereck Chisora faces a misconduct hearing today after his brawl with David Haye in Munich.

The former British heavyweight champion is due to appear before the British Boxing Board of Control this afternoon.

He will be asked – at the BBBofC’s headquarters in Cardiff – to account for his behaviour before, during and after his points defeat by Vitali Klitschko.

I acknowledge that my actions were totally unprofessional, with or without provocation.

Chisora’s statement after the brawl

 

The 28-year-old slapped Klitschko at the weigh-in, spat water in the face of his opponent’s brother, Wladimir, and then brawled with Haye.

Chisora accused Haye of glassing him, before saying on several occasions that he would “shoot” his aggressor.

An official release from the BBBofC said Chisora had been called to appear “under regulation 25 (misconduct)”.

British boxing’s 83-year-old governing body has added “a further statement will be issued once the stewards have decided on what action will be taken”.

In the immediate wake of the incidents in Munich, BBBofC general secretary Robert Smith could not rule out a life ban from the sport for Zimbabwe-born Chisora.

Dereck Chisora and David Haye in post-match brawl in Munich, Germany (Picture: britishboxers.co.uk)

Fists fly in the post-match brawl between Chisora and Haye

 

Chisora will be accompanied at today’s hearing by his lawyer, Jonathan Crystal, and his manager Frank Warren.

Mr Crystal represented sprinter Dwain Chambers against the British Olympic Association.

Haye – who heckled Chisora at his post-fight press conference to prompt his rival’s violent reaction – will escape censure since he retired from the sport last year.

The BBBofC said: “Mr Haye is not a licensed boxer with the British Boxing Board of Control and therefore no longer under the jurisdiction of the British Boxing Board of Control.”

Chisora apologised for his actions shortly after a weekend in which he was aiming to become the World Boxing Council’s heavyweight champion.

In a statement he said he let his family, team and his sport down, adding: “I acknowledge that my actions were totally unprofessional, with or without provocation.”

Chisora – a professional boxer since February 2007 – was questioned by police in Munich and released without charge.

Despite the apology, however, he was later given an indefinite ban by the World Boxing Council, with a hearing pending.

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