British Board suspend Chisora, warn Haye
Dereck Chisora has had his boxing license revoked by the British Board of Boxing Control after a hearing in Cardiff as revealed in a statement by secretary Robert Smith released this evening.
Below is the full statement regarding the actions taken:
‘The British Boxing Board of Control deplore what occurred at the weigh-in, in the ring before the contest commenced and at the post contest Press Conference in respect of the World Heavyweight Championship contest between Vitali Klitschko and Dereck Chisora.
Such behaviour brought the Sport of Boxing, the British Boxing Board of Control and all licence holders into disrepute.
Dereck Chisora, on his own admission, did not behave in a manner consistent with that of a Professional Boxer and let down, not only himself and his family, but, also, all those licence holders who behave in a professional manner.
The Stewards of the British Boxing Board of Control want to make it absolutely clear that such behaviour by any licence holder will not be tolerated. Accordingly, they have decided that Dereck Chisora is not a fit and proper person to hold a British Boxing Board of Control Boxers Licence and his licence has been withdrawn with immediate effect.
With regard to David Haye, he is not a licence holder of the British Boxing Board of Control who consequently have no jurisdiction over him. However, if he should apply for a licence with the British Boxing Board of Control the part he played in the disgraceful scenes that occurred in the post contest Press Conference will be considered and taken into account by the Stewards before any decision is made.’