Harry Pratt

WBC bans Dereck Chisora indefinitely

The World Boxing Council has banned Dereck Chisora ‘indefinitely’ and demanded the British heavyweight undergo ‘anger management’ therapy.

The severe disciplinary action, which includes being discarded from the WBC rankings and the promise of a hefty fine, follows Chisora’s unruly behaviour two weekends ago in Munich, Germany — both before and after his failed bid to dethrone the organisation’s long-standing titleholder Vitali Klitschko.

Chisora first caused an uproar by slapping Klitschko in the face at the weigh-in. Then, just before the fight itself, he spat a mouthful of water at the Ukrainian’s younger brother and RING champion, Wladimir Klitschko.

But those two incidents paled into insignificance alongside his astonishing scrap with David Haye at the post-fight press conference, when 28-year-old Chisora, claiming he had been ‘glassed,’ threatened to ‘shoot’ his countryman.

WBC president José Sulaimán, who did not mention Haye in a statement released on Tuesday to boxingscene.com, accused Chisora of ‘some of the worst behaviors ever by a professional boxer‘ while confirming that the organisation would be fining the north Londoner — and banning him until he has counselling to control his temper.

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