Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- British boxing officials will hold a hearing into defeated heavyweight Dereck Chisora’s brawl with former World Boxing Association champion David Haye after a fight in Germany.
Chisora was released without being charged by police in Munich after threatening Haye during a televised post-fight news conference, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported. The British Boxing Board of Control will hold a hearing March 14 into Chisora’s action, it said today in an e-mailed statement. Haye, who is no longer licensed to fight, isn’t under the panel’s jurisdiction after retiring, it said earlier.
Chisora, who lost a World Boxing Council title fight against Vitali Klitschko two days ago, exchanged punches with Haye, who had been working for a television station. Police are searching for Haye to question him about the incident, the BBC added.
Chisora accused Haye of hitting him with a glass bottle before repeatedly saying that he would shoot the former World Boxing Association heavyweight champion, the BBC reported. Haye’s manager, Adam Booth, suffered cuts to his face in the melee, the BBC said.
Frank Warren, Chisora’s promoter, told BBC Radio 5 Live yesterday that the clash was “unacceptable” and that he expects British boxing officials to “take appropriate action.”
Ukraine’s Klitschko retained his WBC title in a unanimous points decision over Chisora at Munich’s Olympic hall.
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