Del Boy is getting a massive fine for his actions over the weekend. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
The actions of Dereck Chisora before the fight and after the fight on Saturday were an absolute stain on the boxing world. Before the fight, Chisora spat in the face of Wladimir Klitschko after the hand wrapping controversy, and after the fight he got into a scuffle with David Haye. Both of these incidents were not worthy of the sport frequently called the sweet science. Now it seems that the German boxing federation (BDB) will levy a heavy fine for 1/5 of the purse or $100,000 dollars according to the Brisbane Times.
This fine is for the three incidents that occurred before and after the fight: the slap at the weigh-in, spitting in Wladimir's face, and the dust-up with David Haye after the fight. The fine will go to both the BDB and charities of the WBC's choosing (probably the Sulaiman Pocket Warmer Organization). The BDB will likely ban Chisora for a period of time, but they are waiting on the decision of the British federation.
With this fine, I doubt that Chisora made too much money on this fight. Between the fines (including $50,000 for the slap on Friday), Frank Warren, the trainer, and the team, Chisora's antics cost him a seriously large amount of money, in terms of current and future purses (lost money from potential fights during the likely ban).
I really liked Chisora after his performance against Robert Helenius, but I can't deal with his childish antics. Sometimes taunting is good for the sport, see Muhammad Ali, and sometimes taunting gets taken a step too far. Chisora definitely did the latter this past weekend, and the punishment seems to fit the crime.