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Klitschko vs. Chisora: Dereck Chisora & David Haye Deserve Lifetime Boxing Ban

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25:  Dereck Chisora during a media workout session on January 25, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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Nicholas GossCorrespondent IFebruary 21, 2012

Dereck Chisora and David Haye face a lifetime ban following their brawl on Saturday night that came after Chisora lost to WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko.

Both fighters embarrassed themselves and deserve to be banned from boxing for life. According to the Daily Telegraph, the German Boxing Federation wants both British fighters banned from the sport for life.

The Daily Telegraph understands that the German Boxing Federation (BDB) is pursuing a lifelong ban for both British fighters and has contacted the British Boxing Board of Control requesting that Chisora’s licence be revoked.

Given Chisora's previous issues with the law, there's absolutely no reason to allow him to fight at any level of boxing again. His actions, and those of Haye, have no place in the sport. They allow people to look at boxing in a negative light, which hurts the sport.

If boxing allows Chisora and Haye to continue to fight, the sport will look terrible because it will have allowed people who have had troubles with the law escape their mistakes with little consequence.

Boxing must look at this situation and determine that these two fighters aren't worth the trouble. Taking the risk that either won't have any more troubles like brawling or anything else with the law isn't worth it for boxing.

The BBBC will be handling the situation this week and will ask Chisora for the full story.

Per CBS Sports:

Chisora will appear before British boxing's governing body on a misconduct charge Wednesday but the BBBC cannot take action against Haye because the Londoner retired last year after a defeat to Klitschko's younger brother, Wladimir.

Haye has since decided he wants to return to the ring to fight Vitali Klitschko but would need to apply to the BBBC for a license.

Since he has already retired, Haye should not be given a license if he ever wants to return to the ring. His actions in the brawl with Chisora were not acceptable, and since he's already left the sport as a fighter, there's no reason to let him come back following this incident.

Both fighters made fools of themselves in this brawl; the proper consequences must be taken. Chisora and Haye need to be banned for life.

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