Chisora facing $100,000 fine and permanent ban from boxing
By Jim Dower: According to fightnews.com, the German Boxing Federation has frozen $100,000 of British heavyweight challenger Dereck Chisora’s $500,000 purse for his fight with WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko last Saturday night, and are advising the WBC as well as the British Boxing Board of Control to give Chisora a lifetime ban from boxing on top of the $100,000 fine.
The fines if for the following actions by Chisora: A. Spitting water into the face of Wladimir Klitschko – $25,000. B. Post-fight brawl with David Haye – $25,000. C. Striking Vitali across the face with a slap during the weigh-in last Saturday – $50,000.
The WBC reportedly will be making the final decision in terms of the German Boxing Federation’s recommendations. The British Board of Control will likely have their say in the matter as well. As for Haye, the German Boxing Federation isn’t pushing for fines against him. However, Haye might have difficulties when and/if he attempts to renew his boxing license with the BBBofC at some point in the future. But as far as the German Boxing Federation goes, they’re not looking to have Haye banned or fined like they are with Chisora.
It’s unclear what will happen if the WBC goes ahead with the German Boxing Federation’s recommendations, as there still are the WBO, IBF and WBA that Chisora could in theory still fight for. Taking Chisora off the table for fighting in Germany and being ranked by the WBC might not necessarily mean that he won’t be ranked by the other sanctioning bodies unless they freeze him out. Chisora could have problems if the British Boxing Board of Control gives him a lifetime ban, as he would have to then move from the UK if he wanted to continue his career in another country. But it’s difficult to end a fighter’s career due to the high number of different sanctioning bodies available to them.