Sulaiman Promises: We Won't Throw Chisora in The Trash!
World Boxing Council president Jose Sulaiman insists Dereck Chisora will not be "put in the trash" by the body despite handing him an indefinite ban and heavy fine following his behaviour before and after his heavyweight title bout with Vitali Klitschko in Munich.
Chisora slapped his Ukrainian opponent at the weigh-in and spat water at Klitschko's brother Wladimir just prior to the contest, before being embroiled in a brawl with British rival David Haye at the post-fight press conference.
The WBC confirmed the ban yesterday in a statement, in which they said they were "demanding Chisora take anger management medical treatment after which his suspension will be reconsidered".
Chisora's promoter Frank Warren hit out at their comments and questioned how a punishment could be issued without an official process.
Sulaiman, however, insists there will in fact be a hearing and insists there is light at the end of the tunnel for Chisora if he meets their demands.
"We'd like to have the doctors certify it and if they say he is approved we would definitely consider [ending the ban]," he told Sky Sports News.
"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."
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."
Warren, commenting on the WBC statement, earlier told Press Association Sport: "Is Jose Sulaiman a qualified psychiatrist or does he have any medical qualifications?
"Until someone who does examines or talks about Chisora - if indeed that is what needs to be done - then I would say he is not qualified to say that.
"I find the find the whole thing bizarre, unbelievably strange."
Chisora, who was beaten on points by WBC champion Klitschko at the Olympiahalle, has issued an apology for his part in events surrounding the fight and faces a British Boxing Board of Control hearing on March 14.
The 28-year-old has been left "very disappointed" by Tuesday's statement from the WBC, and Warren said of the organisation's decision: "Really, what is going on here is that this is a rushed judgement without any process.
"Considering the BBBofC have got the hearing on March 14, how on earth can anyone consider this to be fair?
"I spoke to Dereck and he is very disappointed.
"He has made an apology for his actions and I'm not saying that is the end of the matter because it is not - there should be a hearing, because there are a lot of issues, not just with Dereck Chisora, that need to be considered before decisions are made.
"What he is disappointed with, the same as me, is that those decisions should be made based upon evidence given by the parties concerned."
Translation: As long as the WBC can find a way to extort money from Chisora or any other fighter, second, third and fourth chances will be forthcoming.Comment by iniduoh on 03-02-2012
Chisora needs to throw the WBC in the trash. The nerv of these people...Comment by NearHypnos on 03-01-2012
Chisora isn't bringing in the kind of cash to just brush off all these fines, they sting. Still, if Chisora was mexican, he'd be in a conference with him defending his actions. Hell, Canelo..I'm sorry..his "brother" broke a world champion's…Comment by frosty-g on 03-01-2012
i think it's a pretty good proposal to be honest. a fine is "only" money, a ban would have to be long enough to actually keep him out (ie not 6 months or something pathetic), even banning him from the…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (4)