Chisora Loses Boxing Licence

Chisora appeared before a BBC hearing Wednesday where it was decided that the boxer will no longer be allowed to fight anywhere in Britain although he can still fight elsewhere outside Britain should he get a licence to fight in that country.

British Boxing Board of Control’s secretary, Robert Smith released a statement saying the board had found Chisora not a fit and proper person to hold a boxing licence.

There was no fine attached to the withdrawal of the licence and even more interestingly there was no set length for the boxer’s exile from the ring.

Chisora has 14 days to appeal against the British boxing board’s decision and his promoter Frank Warren immediately issued a statement that the boxer would appeal.

The World Boxing Council has already banned Chisora from fighting.

This followed events that took centre stage soon after Chisora had lost his world title fight to Vitali Klitschko where the Zimbabwean born boxer was involved in an ugly brawl with former world and British heavyweight champion, David Haye.

The board, however, did not charge Haye as he has retired from boxing.

Chisora had 50 000 pounds of his 200 000 pounds purse money from the Klitschko fight deducted after he was also found guilty of slapping Klitschko on the cheek during the weight in for the WBC title fight.

Chisora also spat water into the face of Vitali’s younger brother Vladimir, who holds the WBO, IBF, WBA and IBO crowns, during the pre-fight ceremony.

The four boxing organisations are still to decide on what course of action to take although there is a possibility they might also take the WBC and BBC’s route and bar Chisora from fighting for Vladimir’s titles.

Chisora is expected to meet the WBC in London on 21 March where the Mexico-based sanctioning body, will also decide what fine to impose against the fighter on top of the ban.