Boxing: Harrison and Hide fined for post-fight riot

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Audley Harrison has been fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £600 in costs by the British Boxing Board of Control for his part in the riot after his last fight.

Harrison easily stopped Matthew Ellis before an altercation at ringside involving the former British heavyweight champion Herbie Hide escalated into an ugly mêlée last month at York Hall. Harrison's fine is for leaning from the ring and shouting at people in the ringside area. He said: "I'm disappointed with the decision and I will take a day or two to consider what I do next.''

At yesterday's hearing in London Harrison's promoter, Jeff Harding, was also fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £600 costs because of the conduct of one of the security companies that he had hired for the night.

Hide was fined £500 for an incident during the riot involving a young woman who tumbled to the floor. Hide was also asked for £300 in costs.

The hearing took place on the same day that Harrison announced that his next three fights will be in the United States but they will still be shown on the BBC. He is likely to fight for the first time in the US in August.