The BBBoC have ensured that Saturday’s heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte (19-1, 12 KOs) and London rival Dereck Chisora (26-6, 18 early) goes ahead as planned despite the tawdry scenes at yesterday’s final presser. Manchester Evening News reporter Sheldan Keay confirmed the news to Britishboxers and we will still have a heavyweight grudge match on Sky Sports Box Office PPV. However, the British heavyweight title held by Whyte is no longer on the line.

Chisora has been fined £25,00, plus costs, and could lose his licence if he misbehaves again.

Both men goaded each other, but it was Chisora who reacted violently by throwing a table towards his fellow heavyweight. A melee followed and the Board ordered both men to appear before them this afternoon.

In an unusual move, they have acted swiftly by speaking to Chisora about his conduct, which means that the fight is still taking place. They will weigh in separately and there will not be another head-to-head in a bid to avoid a further flashpoint.

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