Wednesday 21 March 2018

Warren slams Chisora ruling

Dereck Chisora's promoter Frank Warren yesterday branded the World Boxing Council's decision to ban his fighter indefinitely as "outrageous".

Warren accused the organisation of failing to go through a full disciplinary process after also imposing a heavy fine on Chisora following his behaviour before and after his heavyweight title fight with Vitali Klitschko last month.

The 28-year-old slapped his opponent at the weigh-in and spat water at Klitschko's brother Vladimir, before being embroiled in a brawl with British rival David Haye at the post-fight press conference.

"There are a lot of things that happened behind the scenes that need to be taken into account," said Warren. "For the WBC to do this is outrageous."

In a statement, the WBC declared Chisora had committed "one of the worst behaviours ever by a professional boxer", and said the ban would not be reconsidered until Chisora had undertaken anger management classes.


THE Ireland women's team lost 1-0 in their opening game of the Algarve Cup against Hungary yesterday.

American-born Eve Badana, deputising in the Irish goal for the ill Emma Byrne, was only two minutes into her debut when Lilla Sipos cut in from the wing to beat her with a low drive.

Ireland dominated the rest of the game without making the pressure count. Captain Ciara Grant saw her header on the line pushed away on the half hour, while Aine O'Gorman was unlucky not to win a penalty after being bundled over inside the area.


St Andrew's took the first major schoolboy title of the year as late goals from Ben Campbell and Jordan Larmour saw off Sutton Park 4-2 in the Junior 'A' league final at Ballinteer.

Andrew's hit the front through Jazze Henry early on but Sutton levelled through Keith O'Hare. Campbell laid on for Wilf King to tap in for 2-1 at the break, but the north Dublin school equalised 11 minutes from the end through Gavin O'Brien.

But they were stung twice on the counter while pushing for a winner -- captain Campbell scoring the go-ahead goal and Larmour adding the fourth.

At the same venue, Kevin Mullins' second-half hat-trick overturned a 4-3 deficit to hand Mount Temple a 6-4 win over Newpark in the Junior 'B' league final.

St Andrew's, meanwhile, took the U-13 'A' league title as they fought back from a goal down to beat Wesley 4-2.

Irish Independent

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