"The WBC is absolutely condemning behaviours that are not to be accepted in boxing under any circumstances and will act as soon as it can proceed to impose the fines and sanctions as we consider necessary. Boxers are gentlemen and show to the world an example of honour and fair play when, after a tremendous battle, they go to the centre of the ring to pay respect to each other.
Dereck Chisora is not going to tarnish the sport for those born in the humblest beds, who become sports heroes of the world to live a life of dignity and pride."
He is due before a British Boxing Board of Control hearing on 14th March, so why announce the punishment before all the facts and mitigating circumstances (if any) are heard?
And what of Hayes, the other person involved who has since admitted he was holding a bottle when he punched him?
Very shabby all round.