Chisora fined £30,000 for table throwing incident

Dereck Chisora has been fined £30,000 for hurling a table in the direction of Dillian Whyte, and the pair’s upcoming bout will no longer decide who takes home the British heavyweight belt.

Wednesday’s media conference descended into farce when Chisora threw the table at his rival, who is currently in possession of the belt ahead of Saturday’s fight.

As a result, the British Boxing Board of Control decided that Chisora had forfeited his right to contest the title, although the fight will still go ahead.

“The Board considered the matter with great care and concern. Mr. Chisora’s previous record, which is not good, was considered, as was a letter written to him, his opponent Dillian Whyte, his manager and the promoters by the General Secretary of the Board, dated the 16th November 2016, warning them that they should not misbehave and bring the Sport of boxing into disrepute prior to the contest,” a statement read.

The Board have suspended Chisora’s licence for two years – although that sanction has been put on hold for the same amount of time.

Chisora was fined £25,000 “to be paid from his purse within seven days”, while he was ordered to pay another £5,000 towards the cost of the hearing.

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