Both Haye and Chisora should never be allowed fight again after the disgraceful scenes in Germany
By Dallan o’ Donnell: After the disgraceful scenes in Germany at the weekend which has cast a dark cloud over British Boxing in the media, the British Boxing Board of control should take a long hard look at the evidence and issue a ruling that would not only right the wrongs of Dereck Chisora and David Haye but it would also send a message to the Boxing world that Britain will not stand for this type of childish behaviour from two professional sports men.
Many pundits and fans alike are calling on the board to ban Dereck Chisora for life, which seems fair given the level of violence fans and journalists witnessed in the post fight press conference. Even before the bout itself, Chisora showed current champion and modern legend Vitali Klitschko no respect at all as he slapped him across the face at the weigh in. Klitschko was a picture of restraint as he never retaliated to strike Chisora back. Some will argue that Chisora should have never graced the ring with Vitali and those people are probably correct.
And then there is David Haye. Former WBA heavyweight champion of the world and undisputed cruiserweight champion of the world whose reputation has now been tarnished after the brawl involving Chisora. Given Haye’s experience he should have been the bigger man and not responded to the thugery of Chisora. Some fans are calling for a showdown in the ring between the two Brits but why allow them to cash in on the negative publicity they have bother received? What kind of message does that send to young Boxers in Britain? And what kind of message would it be, allowing these two to square off with Britain hosting this year’s Olympic Games? Haye is currently retired, which means he cannot be banned but if he were to apply for a license again he should not be granted one. All eyes are now on the British Boxing Board of control. They must do what is right so we can all move on and put this disgraceful episode behind us. Follow me on twitter: @dallan09
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