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Whyte-Chisora: Continued violence puts WBC eliminator in doubt

WBN 08/12/2016

The heavyweight clash between Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora could be called off following yet another incident between the boxers.

Following the cancellation of a Sky Sports TV show, further violence erupted at the final press conference, leaving the British Board on the verge of scrapping the bout.

The BBBofC will meet on Thursday in an emergency review of the fight and will rule on whether Whyte v Chisora should go ahead in due course.

Security struggled to hold Chisora back on Wednesday as he attempted to cause chaos, reminiscent of his actions at the media gathering to his previous fight with Kubrat Pulev.

‘Del Boy’ threw a table in the direction, of not only Whyte, but promoter Eddie Hearn and Sky TV Head of Boxing Adam Smith.

Eventually, Chisora was calmed by Smith and others, but not until his point was fully made ahead of what will be a fierce battle with Whyte.

Currently holding the Lonsdale Belt, Whyte went seven rounds with headliner Anthony Joshua in December 2015 and hopes to land another shot at the world champion with victory over Chisora, should the contest be allowed to go ahead.

Hearn has already promised the BBBofC he will not allow the pair close enough to each other for a similar stunt to take place at the weigh-in.

“(The final presser) wasn’t good and we will now ensure that the next time these fighters see each other will be in the ring on Saturday night,” Hearn told Sky Sports.

“They will weigh in at separate locations on Friday – let’s keep them apart and let them concentrate on a very important fight this weekend.”

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