15 Mar 2012

BBBC withdraws Chisora's licence

10:59 am on 15 March 2012

Heavyweight Dereck Chisora has had his licence withdrawn by British professional boxing's governing body for a post-fight brawl with compatriot David Haye in Munich last month.

Chisora attended a British Boxing Board of Control hearing in Cardiff where he received the news.

The boxer had already been banned indefinitely by the World Boxing Council for what it called "one of the worst behaviours ever by a professional" after he lost on points to their heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko.

Chisora, who had slapped Klitschko on the cheek at the weigh-in and spat water in the face of younger brother Vladimir in pre-fight ceremonies, clashed with Haye at a news conference after his defeat.