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Dereck Chisora Banned by the WBC After a String of Distrubing Acts

photo courtesy of www.thisislondon.co.uk
photo courtesy of www.thisislondon.co.uk
Mick AkersAnalyst IDecember 12, 2014

According to BoxingScene.com, the WBC has banned Dereck Chisora for his actions leading up to and after his heavyweight bout with Vitali Klitschko on February 18.

There are three main incidents that obviously brought on the suspension: Chisora slapping Klitschko at the weigh-in for their fight, spitting water in Vitali's brother, Wladimir Klitschko's face in the ring just prior to the fight and of course the now infamous post-fight brawl with British boxer David Haye.

The WBC will also determine a heavy fine and the length of the suspension at a hearing for an undetermined date later this year.

The WBC also said they would order that Chisora receive anger management medical treatment before his reinstatement to the WBC would be permitted.

All this is on top of the WBC already withholding  $100,000 from Chisora's payday from his fight with Klitschko, where he took Vitali to a 12-round decision.

The Guardian reported that WBC president Jose Sulaiman said in a statement:

...[Chisora's fight with Haye was] one of the worst behaviors ever by a professional boxer.

I think that a one-year ban would be a sufficient suspension for Chisora, and as long as he completes the required anger management treatment, he should be allowed to return to the ring.

Once he is allowed back to fight, he must be kept on a tight leash, with any other acts of disgrace he may perform meriting a lifetime ban after all the shame he has put on the sport of boxing over a two-day period.

Don't get any hopes up about a showdown with post-fight opponent Haye, as Haye has already said he has no interest in a sanctioned fight with Chisora.

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