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Chisora banned from boxing in Britain


CONTROVERSIAL HEAVYWEIGHT Dereck Chisora has had his licence stripped by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) due to his conduct in February.

The withdrawal of his licence stems from the former British and Commonwealth champion being involved in a brawl with retired pugilist David Haye in Germany after Chisora’s contest with Vitali Klitschko on February 18.

Nicknamed ‘Del Boy’, Chisora was also fined roughly £32,000 by the World Boxing Council for slapping Klitschko at the weigh-in for their fight and spat water in the face of Vitali’s brother Wladimir just before the contest began.

However, Chisora can possibly box outside of Britain.

When asked what will he do next by a reporter, the north Londoner replied: “Three letters – MGM, here I come,” meaning his next contest could be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, which is one of the most famous venues in boxing.

BRAWL: The north Londoner and Haye locked horns in February

Commenting on the ban, BBBofC general secretary Robert Smith said:

"Dereck Chisora, by his own admission, did not behave in a manner consistent of a professional boxer and let down not only himself and his family but also all of those licence holders who behave in a professional and disciplined manner.

"The stewards of the British Boxing Board of Control want to make it absolutely clear that such behaviour by any licence holder will not be tolerated.

"Accordingly, they have decided that Dereck Chisora is not a fit and proper person to hold a British Boxing Board of Control boxer's licence and his licence has been withdrawn with immediate effect."

He continued: “There is no set period for when he can reapply for his license.

"Any person is allowed to reapply at some point and the Board will consider any application, but for today, Mr Chisora does not hold a Board license. What happens in the future, I do not know."

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