Wlad 'shocked and embarrassed'
IBF, WBO and WBA champion left disgusted by Brits' antics
Last Updated: 20/02/12 6:27am
Wladimir Klitschko: his comments echo the thoughts of many
Wladimir Klitschko has called for action to be taken following the Munich brawl between British heavyweights David Haye and Dereck Chisora.
The two men clashed at the post-fight press conference after Chisora lost a unanimous decision to Klitschko's brother Vitali, the WBC champion.
Wladimir Klitschko, the IBF, WBO and WBA champion, reiterated his disgust at Saturday night's events, which he witnessed first-hand.
"I am shocked and deeply embarrassed by the actions of Dereck Chisora and his team over this past week," he wrote in an open letter.
"There has to be consequences for these kinds of actions and must never be tolerated by the boxing organisations, the media, fellow boxers and boxing fans. It must be stopped, otherwise the sport of boxing is going to go downhill fast."
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"It saddens me how he represented the sport of boxing and disrespected the champion of the world Vitali Klitschko at the weigh-in and fight night.
"But even more embarrassing and disgraceful to the sport was the post-fight press conference.
"With journalists from all over the world in attendance, this same man Dereck Chisora, got into a fight with Adam Booth, the trainer of David Haye, and David Haye himself.
"Dereck then promised out loudly multiple times right in front of the press to 'personally SHOOT AND KILL David Haye!!!'
"For all of the great champions from the past that have been polishing the image of the sport of boxing and giving it the glamour, respect and recognition while setting a good example for the youth of the world to follow, this type of behaviour kills all that hard work from the former champs and teaches disrespect for the sport and fellow human beings."
Klitschko added: "There has to be consequences for these kinds of actions and must never be tolerated by the boxing organisations, the media, fellow boxers and boxing fans. It must be stopped, otherwise the sport of boxing is going to go downhill fast.
"I just wanted to share my feelings and thoughts with you and hope some type of action is taken to show the world that the sport of boxing WILL NOT tolerate this kind of behaviour."