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Dereck Chisora could be banned for life

LONDON - Heavyweight boxer Dereck Chisora could face a lifetime ban when he appears before a British Boxing Board of Control hearing on March 14 for his brawl with bitter British rival David Haye.

Robert Smith, the BBBC general secretary, said prior to the announcement of the date of the hearing Chisora could face the career-ending punishment for the disgraceful scenes at the press conference following his loss on points to defending champion Vitali Klitschko in Saturday’s WBC heavyweight title clash in Munich.

Smith, when asked if a lifetime ban was possible, told BBC Radio 5 Live: “Of course it is. The board has many powers - they can fine, they can suspend and they can withdraw a licence.”

Chisora returned to the United Kingdom from Germany late Sunday following his astonishing altercation with Haye, who he threatened to shoot.

Chisora was initially detained by German police, along with trainer Don Charles, at Munich International Airport as he was preparing to board a plane home.

The pair gave statements but were released on Sunday evening and allowed to return home. AFP

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