Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Dereck Chisora has license revoked!

Chisora at the hearing in Cardiff.
As you all probably know by now, heavyweight Dereck Chisora had to attend a hearing today where his future in boxing was up for debate, and we now know that he has been banned from boxing for at least a few years according to the BBBofC (British Boxing Board of Control).

General secretary Robert Smith said that the board's stewards decided that that Chisora was not ''a fit and proper person'' to hold a boxer's license and it is unclear whether the controversial 28 year old will ever fight in this country again.

Chisora left in a taxi straight after the hearing without commenting but he did tweet shortly after saying ''Three words: M.G.M... Here I come.'' Nobody is quite sure what this is meant to mean but there will surely be a lot of people harassing him for answers on Twitter so we will no doubt have a story for you later on where Chisora goes next.

Frank Warren (Chisora's promoter) said: ''His license got withdrawn and what will happen now is we'll consider whether to appeal the decision.'' They only have 14 days to do so.
Chisora & Haye face-to-face just
moments before their infamous bust up.

When asked about David Haye, Robert Smith said ''With regard to David Haye, he is not a license holder. However, if he should apply for a license... the part he played in the disgraceful scenes that occured in the post-contest press conference will be considered and taken into account before any decision is made.'' So we can be certain that we will not see a Haye-Chisora clash in the near future.

If your like us and wondering when Chisora can reapply for a license and maybe fight again, this is the only answer we have got from Smith: ''There has been no set period when Chisora can reapply for his license. He no longer is a license holder with the British boxing board. Any person is allowed to reapply at some point. Obviously the board will consider any application. What happens in the future, I do not know. But what we're obviously talking about is a few years.''

So... Until we find out any more information about the situation, let us know what you think by telling us on Twitter (@BoxingOpinions1).

Personally we think that a ban was very harsh compared to other fighters punishments in the past.

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