Chisora to get WBC hearing after all
By William Mackay: After a huge uproar from promoter Frank Warren about his fighter Dereck Chisora receiving an indefinite ban plus a fine from the World Boxing Council without a hearing, the WBC President Jose Sulaiman came out and said there will be a hearing after all to decide on Chisora’s case, even though they already made a ruling to give Chisora a ban for an indefinite amount of time. What a mess!
Sulaiman said to Sky Sports News “We’d like to have doctors certify it and if they say he is approved, we would definitely consider [putting a halt on Chisora’s ban]. He is a human being so we’re not going to put him in the trash. He made a mistake. He must pay but also we have to give him another opportunity. We’re going to have a hearing.”
Somehow I knew this was going to happen once people started complaining about the lack of a hearing, although I don’t see it changes anything. It looks as if the WBC want Chisora to attend the anger management class to make an example out of him but as soon as he gets through the class, he’s back in. It looks like a slap on the wrist unless Chisora acts out during the classes or skips them. Anything is possible I guess. But you’d have to assume that Chisora will be suspended by the WBC. If not the WBC, then the British Boxing Board of Control. I can’t see Chisora getting away with slapping Vitali Klitschko, spitting on his brother Wladimir and getting into a brawl with David Haye without some kind of ban. But The British Boxing Board of Control likely won’t ban Chisora for long either, because he’s a good fighter and is now popular than ever after the Vitali fight. They won’t mess him up.
Sulaiman went on to say that he had never come across a fighter before as angry as Chisora in all the years that Sulaiman has been involved with boxing.