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Chisora appeal set for May 14

ESPN staff
April 20, 2012
Dereck Chisora lost his boxing licence in March © PA Photos

British heavyweight Dereck Chisora's appeal against the withdrawal of his boxing licence has been set for May 14 in London.

The British Boxing Board of Control took away his licence during March, saying he was "not a fit and proper person" to hold one following his actions before and after a points defeat to Vitali Klitschko in Munich.

Chisora slapped Vitali at the weigh-in ahead of their February clash, spat water in the face of Wladimir Klitschko moments before the in-ring action started, and brawled with David Haye at the post-fight press conference. Haye did not hold a boxing licence at the time of the brawl, and so has not been punished.

After the verdict in March, Chisora's promoter Frank Warren said: "I was happy with certain aspects of the hearing and unhappy with other aspects. The fact of the matter is slapping someone and spitting water was not an acceptable situation.

"We do not accept for one minute that what happened after the fight was Dereck's responsibility. He did not throw the first punch. We've proved that.

"I think some of the things that Dereck got involved in in the past have caused the board to make this decision."

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