DERECK CHISORA FINED $50,000 FOR VITALI KLITSCHKO SLAP
- World Boxing Council President Jose Sulaiman is furious, and said that his organization has fined Dereck Chisora $50,000 dollars for slapping WBC heavyweight Vitali Klitschko during the weigh-in in Munich, Germany, BoxingScene.com reports.
Sulaiman received reports from the WBC officials on site, who witnessed Chisora attempt to butt heads with Vitali and then the British challenger slapped the champion across the face.
Sulaiman called it an "absolute disgrace". "This is definitely a lack of respect for the sport and completely unacceptable. It was a cheap shot, and my message is that there is a fine, so he'll [Chisora] feel it! He's no gentleman at all, and he's failed in what we expect of boxers. He wanted Vitali to lose control, but Vitali will make him pay for this in the ring, definitely."
"I'm really looking forward to teaching this young gentleman a lesson," Ukrainian champion Vitali Klitschko said. "He is from Great Britain, but he's lacking appropriate manners."
Don Jose says that 50% of the $50,000 dollar fine will go to a children's charity in Germany and the other half will go to the WBC Cares charity, which helps sick children and regularly visits them in the hospital.
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