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Dereck Chisora's promoter says heavyweight boxer will appeal stripping of boxing license
LONDON (AP) ' A month after brawling with David Haye in a post-fight news conference, Dereck Chisora on Thursday appealed against the decision to strip him of his British boxing license.
The 28-year-old heavyweight was stripped of his license indefinitely following a 4-hour British Boxing Board of Control hearing on March 14.
"The grounds for the appeal are that we're not satisfied with the way the hearing went," Frank Warren, Chisora's promoter, told Britain's Press Association. "Dereck Chisora will present his side of events and then we'll see what happens."
After losing to Vitali Klitschko in Munich on Feb. 19, Chisora got into a brawl with former WBA champion Haye during the news conference. Before the bout, Chisora slapped Klitschko at the weigh-in and later in the ring spit water in the face of Klitschko's brother, Wladimir.
Chisora was questioned by Munich police after the scuffle with Haye.
The BBBC ruled that Chisora "is not a fit and proper person to hold a license." But Warren is disputing the findings of the hearing.
"A lot of stuff came out at the first hearing," Warren said. "For example we thought (BBBC Chairman) Charlie Giles was in charge but it turns out there was no steward from the BBBofC representing the British boxer's interests. Instead he was working for the WBC."
If Chisora gets his license back, Warren said he expects his fighter and Haye to meet again in the ring.
"I do see the fight happening. It's the proper forum for them to settle their differences," Warren said. "There's lot for them to fight about ' in a proper environment."
However, Haye is still to be questioned by German police regarding the brawl and likely to face several obstacles if he were to come out of retirement and apply for a boxing license.