Chisora loses his licence

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Updated: March 15, 2012

Dereck Chisora’s licence has been withdrawn by the British boxing authorities.

“Dereck Chisora is not a fit and proper person to hold a licence,” the British Boxing Board of Control’s general secretary, Robert Smith, said after a meeting in Cardiff.

“It has been withdrawn immediately.”

“The British Board of Control deplore what occurred at the weigh-in, in the ring before the contest commenced and at the post-contest press conference,” Smith said in a statement.

“Such behaviour brought the sport, the board and all licence holders into disrepute.

“Dereck Chisora, on his own admission, did not behave in a manner consistent with that of a professional boxer and let down, not only himself and his family, but, also, all those licence holders who behave in a professional manner.”

Chisora had apologised before the hearing, saying he had let down his family and the sport and acknowledging that he had behaved in an unprofessional manner.