Tyson Fury faces misconduct charge over latest outburst against Dereck Chisora
By Peter Gilbert
Last Updated: 18/07/14 10:02am
Tyson Fury has been summoned to appear before the British Board of Boxing Control over his latest performance during a press conference to promote his fight with Dereck Chisora.
Fury and Chisora went head-to-head in London earlier this week ahead of their July 26 rematch and had to be separated by security.
The 25-year-old launched a torrent of abuse at heavyweight rival Chisora and his trainer Don Charles before turning on a journalist who asked him to stop swearing.
The BBBofC received numerous complaints from the media and members of the public and general secretary Robert Smith has now ordered Fury to attend a hearing on August 13.
“The British Boxing Board of Control considered the behaviour of boxer Tyson Fury at the press conference for his forthcoming contest against Dereck Chisora,” said a BBBofC statement.
“The stewards have decided to call Mr Fury before them under Regulation 25 (misconduct) to their next meeting on Wednesday, 13th August 2014 when this matter will be dealt with.
“Failure to attend this hearing will result in Mr Fury’s boxing licence being suspended.”
Chisora, who was beaten on points by Fury in their first fight three years ago, will put his European crown on the line against Fury at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester.
The winner will also pick up the vacant British strap and earn the right to face WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko.