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Dereck Chisora ban from WBC cranks up pressure on BBBC

Pressure rises on British board to take hard line over Chisora and Haye after WBC ban

The WBC ban on Dereck Chisora is not as Draconian as it might seem but it does crank up the pressure on the British Boxing Board of Control to take exemplary action against Del Boy and David Haye following the madness in Munich.

Frank Warren, Chisora's promoter, is angered by the presumptive nature of the WBC's 'indefinite suspension' of his man but in reality this is an interim ban pending a full hearing.

Chisora had already been alerted to the probability of a fine for his various actions – slapping Vitali Klitschko and spitting water at his brother Wladimir in addition to the post-fight brawl with Haye – by the withholding of $100,000 from his purse.

Night of shame: Dereck Chisora (left) and David Haye brawled in Munich

Night of shame: Dereck Chisora (left) and David Haye brawled in Munich

The WBC has no jurisdiction over Haye as he is officially retired at the moment and not listed in their rankings, from which they have also removed Chisora.

However, their statement implicitly encourages the British Board and the German Federation to deal firmly with both men.

The Germans have indicated that they will not license either of them to box again in Germany, where police are still seeking to question Haye.

Punishment: Chisora has been given an indefinite suspension by the WBC

Punishment: Chisora has been given an indefinite suspension by the WBC

Our domestic Board meets on March 14 to consider banning Chisora as well as declaring their position in the now less likely event that Haye is offered a comeback fight with Vitali Klitschko and applies for a new license.

The WBC suspension is largely symbolic. It is also lacking in consistency since president Jose Sulaimain had to blame his faulty English for apparently downplaying Floyd Mayweather's conviction – and pending prison term – for assaulting the mother of his children.

His defence against irony, of course, will be that the forces of law and order in the US dealt with Mayweather, while Chisora and Haye damaged boxing.

Dereck Chisora handed indefinite ban and serious fine by WBC after David Haye brawl

Chisora handed indefinite ban and serious fine by WBC after shameful Haye brawl

Dereck Chisora has been banned indefinitely from boxing by the World Boxing Council for his shameful brawl with David Haye.

British boxer Chisora was involved in a violent confrontation with Haye in the press conference after his WBC world heavyweight title defeat by Vitali Klitschko in Munich on February 18.

Head to head: Haye (left) and Chisora clash in Munich

Head to head: Haye (left) and Chisora clash in Munich

The WBC said it was ‘one of the worst
behaviours ever by a professional’ and demanded Chisora, 28, seeks anger
management treatment before considering whether to lift the suspension.

Jose Sulaiman, president of the WBC, said the authority would also look
to impose a ‘serious’ fine on the Zimbabwe-born fighter.

‘The WBC absolutely condemns
behaviour that is not to be accepted in boxing under any circumstances
and will act as soon as it can to impose the fines and sanctions a we
consider necessary,' said a statement issued by the organisation.

Shocking: Haye hits Chisora as trainer Adam Booth - who later suffered cuts to the head - looks on aghast

Shocking: Haye hits Chisora as trainer Adam Booth – who later suffered cuts to the head – looks on aghast

‘Dereck Chisora is not going to
tarnish the sport for those born in the humblest beds, who become sports
heroes of the world to live a life of dignity and pride.’

'The WBC will also take off from the
WBC rankings the name of Dereck Chisora and declare an indefinite
suspension against fighting again for a WBC title, while demanding
Chisora to take an anger management medical treatment after which his suspension will be reconsidered.'

Aftermath: Chisora is detained by German police following the embarrassing brawl

Aftermath: Chisora is detained by German police following the embarrassing brawl

In reality the WBC's ban is unlikely to impact on Chisora's existing options. He was unlikely to fight for their title again anyway, and faces a British Boxing Board of Control hearing on March 14 at which he can expect a lengthy ban.

Chisora was arrested then released without charge following the incident with Haye, which started after Chisora confronted his fellow Londoner at the post-fight press conference.

Solidly beaten: Chisora lost to Vitali Klitschko on points

Solidly beaten: Chisora lost to Vitali Klitschko on points

Following the resulting brawl, Chisora
shouted threats at his rival, who subsequently left Germany and is
wanted for questioning. The WBC statement made no mention of Haye, who
is currently unlicensed.

Chisora issued a statement in which he
admitted his behaviour was 'inexcusable', but added: 'There were many
things that went on behind the scenes that ultimately caused my
frustrations to boil over – however, this is of course no excuse.'

Provocative: Chisora slaps Vitali Klitschko prior to their WBC heavyweight title bout

Provocative: Chisora slaps Vitali Klitschko prior to their WBC heavyweight title bout

The German Boxing Federation have
already indicated that neither Chisora nor Haye will be welcome to fight
again on German soil – another obstacle to Haye's hopes of getting back
in the ring with one of the Klitschkos.