Warren blasts WBC over ban
Governing body under fire for handling of affair
Last Updated: 29/02/12 10:11am
Promoter Frank Warren has lashed out at the World Boxing Council for banning Dereck Chisora indefinitely without going through a full disciplinary process.
After the Zimbabwe-born Londoner was outpointed by WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko on February 18, Chisora became involved in a Munich altercation with David Haye that ended up with the two British boxers brawling at a post-fight press conference.
"At the end of the day, you are entitled to a hearing before anybody makes a decision.
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Chisora, 28, was arrested before being released by German police after also slapping Klitschko in the face at the pre-fight weigh-in.
A furious Warren said: "What I find strange about this is that there hasn't been a hearing.
"Somebody arbitrarily saying 'you're banned' can't be any form of natural justice. Even the police in Germany let Dereck go after questioning.
"A lot of things happened behind the scenes. There were some things which he did which absolutely were wrong and he shouldn't have done, and I'm not condoning that.
"But, at the end of the day, you are entitled to a hearing before anybody makes a decision.
"There were many things that went on behind the scenes that ultimately caused my frustrations to boil over. However, this is of course, no excuse."