Sulaiman: The WBC will probably require Chisora to attend anger management classes, pay a $50,000 fine and be suspended
By William Mackay: WBC President Jose Sulaiman says that British heavyweight Dereck Chisora will likely be required to attend anger management classes, pay a $50,000 fine and be suspended for a period of time due to Chisora’s behavior last week before and after his fight against WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in Munich, Germany.
Speaking with ropeadoperadio.com, Sulaiman said “The WBC is probably going to impose a 50,000 fine…and also we’re going to recommend and require he [Chisora] goes into anger management medical treatment and with that it will be a suspension, an indefinte suspension until the time the medical staff lets us know that he is mentally in his proper mind. That’s what the WBC is considering.”
I think that doesn’t sound like Chisora is going to be dealing with any kind of long term suspension, does it? If he’s going to attend anger management sessions, those could end rather quickly if Chisora forms a bond with the treatment staff or person. Chisora comes across as a quiet guy in a one on one type of meeting, so he’s not going to act out and show the kinds of behavior he did last weekend and last Friday. This could be a very short term suspension unless I miss my guess. And the $50,000 fine is smaller than the $100,000 that was mentioned on Thursday by the German Boxing Federation. By the way Sulaiman is talking, I don’t think Chisora is going to have to serve much of a suspension. It looks like he may get off easy for this unless Sulaiman changes his tune when the WBC meets to discuss the case.
Chisora was really stepping on some toes on Friday and Saturday. In those two days, Chisora slapped Vitali on Friday at the weigh-in, spit water into the face of Wladimir Klitschko before Chisora’s fight with Vitali, attempted to go after Vitali when he was entering the ring last Saturday night, and then got into a brawl with David Haye at the post fight press conference. Chisora took off his jack and walked over to Haye to confront him after he told Chisora that he didn’t want to fight him because he had lost his last three fights. Not sure why Chisora had to walk up on him. All Chisora had to do was correct Haye by telling him he hadn’t in fact lost his last three fights; he had lost three out of his last four fights. It still doesn’t sound very good, does it? Whatever the case, Chisora walked up on Haye when Haye was already riled up about Vitali not wanting to fight him. When Chisora walked up, he didn’t seem to understand that Haye wasn’t in the mood to play games right at that moment. Haye immediately nailed Chisora with a left-right combination followed by a couple of hard elbows to the head while wrestling him to the ground. When Chisora finally got up, he was staggering a little and no longer seemed to be as lethal. Instead of rushing Haye like you would have thought he would, Chisora’s foot speed slowed down and he didn’t seem to make much of an effort to corner Haye. Instead it was Chisora’s trainer that made the mistake of walking up to Haye and he was met with a nice left to the head and possibly right.