1 Mar 2012

Promoter furious over Chisora's suspension

12:09 pm on 1 March 2012

British promoter Frank Warren has criticised the World Boxing Council's decision to suspend heavyweight Dereck Chisora indefinitely.

In an unusual move, the WBC unilaterally banned Chisora following the fighter's antics before, during and after his recent title fight loss to Vitali Klitschko in Germany.

Chisora slapped Klitschko at the weigh in, spat water in the face of the Ukrainian's brother Wladimir and then got involved in a brawl with British heavyweight David Haye at the post-fight press conference.

The WBC described Chisora's actions as a "one of the worst behaviours ever by a professional boxer" as it announced its ban.

However Warren branded Chisora's ban as "outrageous" blasting the WBC for not giving the fighter a chance to explain himself before imposing its punishment.