Chisora to get WBC hearing
British heavyweight Dereck Chisora will in fact get a WBC hearing despite already being handed an indefinite ban by the organising body for his behaviour during his world title challenge against Vitali Klitschko.
The World Boxing Council confirmed the ban on Tuesday in a statement, in which it said it was ‘demanding Chisora take anger management medical treatment after which his suspension will be reconsidered’.
However, WBC president Jose Sulaiman offered some hope for the Finchley fighter when he came out the following day to state the body would hold a proper hearing ‘as soon as possible’.
‘He is a human being so we're not going to put him in the trash. He made a mistake. He must pay for the mistake but also we have to give him another opportunity,’ Sulaiman told Sky Sports.
The seeming reprieve came after the WBC was heavily criticised by Chisora's promoter Frank Warren as to how they could ban the boxer without following the official process.
‘For the WBC to do this is outrageous,’ Warren had said. ‘There is a procedure which should take place and then determine whether and if there is a punishment necessary.
‘A number of mobile cameras were handed in to the police so they could examine them for evidence, they took copies of all the different media's films regarding the incident that happened outside the ring and did not charge Dereck Chisora.’