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I'll take any ban on the chin - Chisora

ESPN staff
March 11, 2012

Dereck Chisora has vowed to accept his punishment without complaint as he steels himself for the outcome of a British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) hearing next week.

The board is to scrutinise Chisora's behaviour over an eventful weekend in Munich last month, during which he - amongst other controversies - brawled with, and threatened to shoot, David Haye.

Chisora has already been suspended indefinitely by the WBC, whose heavyweight title he unsuccessfully tried to snatch from Vitali Klitschko, and could be stripped of his licence by the BBBC.

And if it comes to that, Chisora will not go down fighting. "All I want is to give my side of things and be treated fairly," he told the Independent on Sunday. "But whatever punishment they inflict, I'll take it on the chin. Maybe they've already made up their minds.

"Maybe they want to make an example of me. Everything's in God's hands. If they ban me, I'm not going to be sulking around the house. I'll still be training because I'm a fighter and I love fighting.

"I just hope they realise how sorry I am and that all I really want is for me to be allowed to get back in the ring again and do what I do best, and fight. Because I know one day I will be the world heavyweight champion and that Britain will be proud of me."

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