Dereck Chisora to be fined for slapping Vitali Klitschko

Vitali Klitschko v Dereck Chisora

  • Venue: Olympiahalle, Munich
  • Date: Saturday, 18 February

Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website; live on Box Nation

Britain's Dereck Chisora will be fined for slapping heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko during the weigh-in for Saturday's title fight in Munich.

The World Boxing Council [WBC] condemned Chisora and stated a hearing would be held to determine the fine.

WBC president Jose Sulaiman said: "The organisation has decided to fine Chisora for not complying with the fair play that is required in all sports.

"Boxing, even though it is violent, is a sport of gentlemen and fair play."

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He hit me not like a boxer but like a woman, with an open hand

Vitali Klitschko

Sulaiman added on the organisation's website  that Klitschko had behaved like a professional despite the provocation at Friday's weigh-in.

Ukrainian WBC champion Klitschko, 40, said the fight will be among his last.

His brother, Wladimir, holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles.

Klitschko said on Friday: "He hit me not like a boxer but like a woman, with an open hand.

"If he wants to fight properly, he must do that with his fists. I'll be hitting him back tomorrow, in the ring."

Chisora, 28, is a big underdog going into the fight after suffering two high-profile losses in his last three fights.

Chisora weighed in at 17st 3lbs, just a pound heavier than his lightest weight for a professional bout. Klitschko came in at 17st 6lbs.