Friday, 18 May 2012

WBA & WBO sanction Haye Vs Chisora!

Haye and Chisora brawl at press conference.
Two of the world's biggest sanctioning bodies, the WBO and WBA, have sanctioned the controversial heavyweight fight between David Haye and Dereck Chisora. The fight will now be for the WBO International title and WBA Intercontinental title. 

The WBC however, have announced that they will not sanction the fight and threatened that anybody involved in the fight will be expelled from the World Boxing Council. This ruined Haye's hopes of challenging WBC world heavyweight champion later in the year but the 'Hayemaker' has said that the fight is 100% still on.

"We will expel Luxemborg from our organisation... As well as any person or institution that has relations with them," said WBC president Jose Sulaiman. "We will not condone such a disgraceful behaviour after seeing that this boxer has no idea of what good behaviour is. I am sure the European Boxing Union is on the verge of a strong position against Luxemborg. I am also furious with the promoter."

Chisora still has a disciplinary hearing pending with the WBC with $100,000 retained from his purse by the German Board after his fight in February against Vitali Klitschko.

The WBO's president Paco Valcarcel also commented on the situation and his views were completely different to Sulaiman's.

"The Luxemborg Boxing Federation is a member of the WBO and the problem is between the LBF and the British Boxing Board of Control, not the LBF and WBO," said Valcarcel.

The BBBofC recently threatened to revoke the license of anyone involved in the Haye-Chisora fight at Upton Park on July 14th but Chisora's promoter Frank Warren responded to the board's statement by issuing a letter of complaint. At this current time it is unclear where the British Board stands regarding the most controversial fight of the year.

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