British Boxer Chisora Loses License Over Title Fight Conduct

British boxer Dereck Chisora lost his license for his conduct before and after his heavyweight title fight against Vitali Klitschko in Munich last month.

Chisora, 28, slapped World Boxing Council champion Klitschko at the weigh-in, spat water at Klitschko’s brother Wladimir and brawled with former World Boxing Association champion David Haye at the post-fight news conference.

Chisora, who lost the fight in a unanimous decision, appeared at a hearing today with the British Boxing Board of Control, which said he was “not a fit and proper person” to hold a license. He has 14 days to appeal against the decision.

“Dereck Chisora, on his own admission, did not behave in a manner consistent with that of a professional boxer and let down now only himself and his family, but also all those license holders who behave in a professional manner,” board secretary Robert Smith said in a statement. Such behavior “will not be tolerated,” he added.

Smith also said the board could not take action against Haye because he is officially retired, although his role in the brawl will be considered should be apply for a license again.

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