Chisora embarrassed by his behavior
By John F. McKenna (McJack): British heavyweight Dereck Chisora (15-3, 9 KO’s) who fought WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (44-2, 40 KO’s) on February 18 in Munich, Germany is embarrassed by his behavior both before and after the fight with Vitali.
Dereck may incur a significant ban from boxing by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) at a hearing slated for this Wednesday. There were a number of incidents that will be reviewed by the BBBofC at the hearing including “Del-Boy” slapping Vitali at the prefight weigh in the day before the fight, and then spitting in the face of (Super) WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO and The Ring heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in the ring just prior to the match. Then at the post fight press conference Chisora became embroiled in a brawl with former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (25-2, 23 KO’s). To make matters worse for Dereck he threatened several times to shoot Haye in the aftermath of the brawl.
The brawl included Chisora’s entourage who chose to follow him as he went after Haye in the crowd. Haye’s manager/trainer Adam Booth received a cut on his head during the scuffle. Haye landed some well placed shots not only on Chisora but to other members of his entourage, then quickly left the scene after “Del-Boy” threatened to shoot him.
Chisora was quoted in The Telegraph saying:
“All I want is to give my side of things and be treated fairly. But whatever punishment they inflict. I’ll take it on the chin.”
“Del-Boy went on to say:
“I just hope they realize how sorry I am and that all I really want is for me to be allowed to get back in the ring again and do what I do best, and fight. Because I know that one day I will be the world heavyweight champion and that Britain will be proud of me.”
Chisora went on to say that he has already suffered unexpected repercussions due to his actions. He received a call following the incident telling him that his mother had collapsed and been rushed to the hospital, apparently from the effects of a panic attack.
Chisora stated that he is more afraid of his mother than any opponent he has faced in the ring. She chastised him over the incident and asked him what he would do if he lost his license to box.
“Del-Boy” also said that he regretted slapping Vitali almost immediately and added that his threat after the brawl to shoot Haye was an empty one adding that he does not even own a gun. Chisora acknowledges that it was a stupid remark and it would have been better if he had stayed home that night.