Chisora: My mom asked me what will I do if they take away my boxing license
By William Mackay: Former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Dereck Chisora says he deeply regrets things he did before and after his fight against WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko last week, and he feels he would have been better off had he just not come out and taken the fight. Chisora’s mother wasn’t happy with all things that happened with him and wants to know what he’ll do if they take away his boxing license.
In an interview with thesun.co.uk, Chisora said “The first woulds she [his mom] said when I hot home were ‘what are going to do now if they take away your license?’…All I could do was keep quiet.”
Chisora feels about slapping Vitali during the weigh-in, saying “I think about it now and I am really embarrassed…It just happened and then I immediately regretted it. I was thinking to myself ‘What did I do that for?'”
Chisora asked himself the same question for why he chose to spit water in the face of Vitali’s brother IBF/WBA/WBC heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko before the fight. All he knows is he was unhappy with Wladimir giving him grief about his hand-wraps before the fight when Wladimir came to his dressing room and took issue with the way that Chisora’s hands were wrapped. This led to Chisora taking off the wraps and considering not fighting. He eventually did, albeit 20 minutes late.
As for his fight with David Haye at the post fight press conference, Chisora says he would never shoot Haye. He says he doesn’t even own a gun and doesn’t want one. Chisora says he feels really bad about saying that to Haye and really regrets it.
The British Boxing Board of Control will be meeting next month to decide Chisora’s fate. It’s assumed by many boxing fans that Chisora will receive some kind of suspension from six months to as long as a year. Few people see Chisora receiving a lifetime suspension.
What is worrisome about Chisora’s case is that he seems to have problems with impulse control. He does things in the heat of the moment and then doesn’t understand why he did them. This is something he’s going to need to get a handle on if he’s going to be successful with his career once he’s allowed to fight again. Chisora can’t be tagging fighters during weigh-ins, threatening them with life-threatening violence and spitting in their faces. That’s not going to work. Chisora could end up getting suspended over and over again. He’s already been suspended once for four months after biting an opponent in the ring during a 2009 fight.