BBBofC outline Tyson Fury punishment, say conduct was ‘wholly unacceptable’
The British Boxing Board of Control have released their own statement on the back of Frank Warren’s confirmation that Tyson Fury is free to box Dereck Chisora in November.
Fury was facing uncertainty about his future following a press conference tirade in July just prior to his bout with Chisora which was eventually put back, and the BBBofC decided that a fine was sufficient punishment.
The rematch with Chisora will now go ahead at the ExCel Arena in London on the date mentioned as the pair battle it out for the British and European heavyweight titles, along with a fring version of the WBO belt.
Whoever comes out on top is in line to challenge Wladimir Klitschko at some point in 2015.
Here is what the BBBofC had to say on the matter:
Mr. Tyson Fury appeared before the Stewards of the British Boxing Board of Control on Wednesday, 10th September 2014 under Regulation 25 (misconduct) and immediately accepted that his conduct and language used at the Press Conference on the 14th, July in London was wholly unacceptable and brought the Sport into disrepute.
Having considered all relevant factors placed before the Board, the Stewards decided to impose a fine on Mr. Fury of £14,000.00p and £1,000.00p costs.
The fine will be paid into the British Boxing Board of Control Charitable Trust as is the Board’s standard procedure – Robert Smith, Secrectary
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