Boxing: Warren blasts 'bizarre' Chisora ban


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Dereck Chisora's promoter Frank Warren feels it is not the World Boxing Council's place to suggest his fighter needs anger management treatment.

Chisora has been handed an indefinite ban and fine by the WBC following his behaviour before and after his heavyweight title bout with Vitali Klitschko in Munich last month.

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. In a statement, the WBC said it was "demanding Chisora take anger management medical treatment".

Warren responded: "Is [WBC president] 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 whole thing bizarre, unbelievably strange. Considering the BBBofC have the hearing on 14 March, how on earth can anyone consider this to be fair? I spoke to Dereck, he is very disappointed."