Dereck Chisora To Receive WBC Hearing

By Community | March 1, 2012

Despite having handed Dereck Chisora an indefinite suspension and a heft fine, the World Boxing Council will give the boxer a proper hearing after heavy criticism.
WBC president Jose Sulaiman said: “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.
“We’re going to have a hearing. The attorney representing the WBC is Steven Beverley. He is our legal council in England. He will be in charge of the hearing. It will take place as soon as possible. We’re asking our representative to go ahead and do the hearing immediately.”
Prior to the fracas with fellow British heavyweight David Haye, Chisora slapped his oppnonent Vitali Klitschko and spat water and his younger brother. Sulaiman added: “He needs it (anger management therapy). I’ve never seen before, in my 67 years in boxing, someone behave with so much anger, so much hate.”
The decision to provide the Zimbabwean-born fighter emerges after outspoken boxing promoter Frank Warren condemned the body for not undergoing standard disciplinary protocol. Warren fumed: “What I find strange about this is that there hasn’t been a hearing.
“Somebody arbitrarily saying ’you’re banned’ can’t be any form of natural justice. Even the police in Germany let Dereck Chisora go after questioning.”

Despite having handed Dereck Chisora an indefinite suspension and a hefty fine, the World Boxing Council will give the boxer a proper hearing following heavy criticism. 

WBC president Jose Sulaiman said: “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.

“We’re going to have a hearing. The attorney representing the WBC is Steven Beverley. He is our legal council in England. He will be in charge of the hearing. It will take place as soon as possible. We’re asking our representative to go ahead and do the hearing immediately.”

Prior to the fracas with fellow British heavyweight David Haye, Chisora slapped his opponent Vitali Klitschko and spat water at his younger brother. Sulaiman added: “He needs it (anger management therapy). I’ve never seen before, in my 67 years in boxing, someone behave with so much anger, so much hate.”

The decision to provide the Zimbabwean-born fighter with a hearing emerges after outspoken boxing promoter Frank Warren condemned the body for not undergoing standard disciplinary protocol. Warren fumed: “What I find strange about this is that there hasn’t been a hearing.

“Somebody arbitrarily saying ’you’re banned’ can’t be any form of natural justice. Even the police in Germany let Dereck Chisora go after questioning.”

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