29th February 2012

Derek Chisora was banned by the WBC today for slapped Vitali Klitschko at the weigh-in, spitting water at Wladimir Klitschko, Vitali’s and then getting into an all out brawl with David Haye at the post-fight press conference in Munich. 

In a statement the WBC declared Chisora had committed “one of the worst behaviours ever by a professional boxer” and said the ban would not be reconsidered until Chisora had undertaken anger management classes.

Gareth A Davies respected boxing scribe for the Telegraph, says that this is the only way that Chisora can salvage his career: “This is the lifeline being offered to Derek Chisora for his career. Chisora would still have other sanctioning bodies open to him, he hasn’t been banned from the rankings of the IBF, the WBO and the WBA sanctioning bodies which he could also fight for but that may be dependent upon the British Board of Boxing Control on March 14th where Chisora is cited on three charges of misconduct.”

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.

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. www.telegraph.co.uk

The Infamous Footage of the Press Conference Brawl by www.britishboxers.co.uk