Chisora faces suspension
The British Boxing Board of Control have confirmed Dereck Chisora could face a life ban following his brawl with David Haye.
Last Updated: 20/02/12 6:41pm
The British Boxing Board of Control have confirmed Dereck Chisora could face a life ban from boxing following his shocking post-fight brawl with heavyweight rival David Haye.
Chisora arrived back in England last night after being freed by German police without charge, but officers have yet to speak to Haye after he quickly disappeared following the unsavoury scenes at the Olympiahalle venue on Saturday.
Chisora had suffered a points defeat to WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko before clashing with Haye in the post-fight press conference.
And asked whether a life ban was a possibility for Chisora, BBBoC general secretary Robert Smith said: "Of course it is. The board have many powers - they can fine, they can suspend and they can withdraw a licence.
"There are many powers to them but let's just get there first before we speculate what we're going to do."
Haye does not have a BBBofC licence, having officially retired in October, so the governing body is unlikely to be able to sanction him, but they will continue their investigations into the weekend's events today.
Smith said: "I'm on my way to the office. I have to speak to the chairman of the boxing federation and the German police, the authorities, to see what the situation is with regard to them over there, and then obviously take the appropriate action.
"I will have to gather all the information from those authorities and put them before the main board of control.
"I've spoken to a number of stewards already and I've spoken to the chairman on a number of occasions, and I'll put something out as soon as possible today, but it certainly will entail a hearing, a disciplinary calling - certainly for Mr Chisora because he is a licensed boxer. David Haye is a retired boxer - he's no longer a licence-holder with us."