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German Boxing Federation Freeze $100,000 Of Chisora’s Purse, Push For Lifetime Ban As Well As Fine

By James Slater: It looks as though there is a good chance Dereck Chisora will face a severe punishment for his part in the Munich post-fight press conference brawl with David Haye - as well as for the “slap” he gave WBC heavyweight champ Vitali Klitschko and the “spit” he inflicted on younger brother Wladimir.

According to a news release on Fightnews.com, The Bund Deutscher Berufsboxer (The German Boxing Federation) has frozen $100,000 of Chisora’s $500,000 fight purse. More seriously, the Federation has recommended to the WBC and the BBB of C (British Boxing Board of Control) that “Del Boy” receive a lifetime ban as well as a $100,000 fine.

As broken up as follows:

“$50,000 for slapping Vitali, $25,000 for spitting [water] on Wladimir and $25,000 for the fight with David Haye,” BDB President Thomas Putz said today.

According to Fightnews.com, the final decision will be made by the WBC. Surely, however, The BBB of C will have the power to help decide Chisora’s fate.

Is a lifetime ban too severe a punishment? (Haye cannot be punished this way as he does not currently hold a licence. However, should Haye wish to fight again, he will have to argue his case in being worthy of receiving the licence to fight again). I think the $100,000 fine, with say, a year-long suspension would be enough of a punishment for Chisora, but maybe I’m being kind to the former British heavyweight champ.

The German Federation president certainly wants the book thrown at Chisora. It could well be that the talented heavyweight’s career comes to a premature end. As much as it would be Chisora’s fault and nobody else’s, it might be tough for some to not have some sympathy for the 28-year-old if he is banned.

Article posted on 24.02.2012



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