Klitschko manager sees Chisora getting suspended 9-12 months and knocked out of the top 15 WBC rankings
By Dan Ambrose: Bernd Boente doesn’t see it physically possible for WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko to fight a rematch with Dereck Chisora no matter how badly a certain segment of the boxing public want to see them fight again, because Boente reportedly sees the 28-year-old Chisora facing long 9-12 month ban for his involvement with David Haye in an after fight brawl last Saturday night in Munich, Germany following Chisora’s 12 round decision loss to Vitali at the Olympiahalle.
Boente told the AFP “The hearing [Chisora disciplinary hearing by the British Boxing Board of Control] takes place in London next month when he [Chisora] will be banned for between nine to twelve months. In addition, he will fall out of the WBC’s top 15 rankings and will have to fight his way back up.”
That pretty does it for Chisora. I’m not sure what makes Boente so sure Chisora will get this kind of suspension but I think he could be right about it. Chisora will almost surely be facing a suspension of some kind, but given how well he performed in the fight, I can’t see the BBBofC taking Chisora out of circulation permanently due to his moneymaking potential he brings to fights in London. They won’t want to take him out permanently, which would likely force Chisora to continue his career out of the country. What hurts Chisora perhaps worse than the suspension is that he’ll have to pick up one or two wins before he’ll get ranked in the top 15 again. What that does is potentially knock Chisora out of the world level picture for as much as a year and half under a worse case scenario. That’s a long time to wait for a fighter who appears to be at his peak. We might not see Chisora fighting in a significant fight until he’s almost 30. Given that he’s kind of a chunky physique and he’s not particularly fast to begin with, it’s difficult to see Chisora having much of an impact on the heavyweight division at that point. He appears to be as good as he’ll ever be right now and from here on out, it’s all downhill.