Dereck Chisora has had his boxing license revoked by the British Boxing Board of Control, but before you start getting upset he’s not banned from boxing entirely, just in the UK. Also the Board refused to set a timescale after the 28-year-old’s legal team presented a strong defence, and he could be back in the ring by the end of the year.

Chisora has been involved in a number of controversial incidents which included slapping fellow boxer Vitali at the weigh-in for their world title fight, spitting water at his opponent’s brother and fighting with British rival David Haye at the post-fight press conference, so his ban has been pretty much inevitable.

Chisora told The Sun:

I’m bitterly disappointed my licence to box was taken away by the board. Right now I am an ex-professional unable to earn a living. There is no time limit on how long the board plan to keep me from fighting but at the same time, I understand I can re-apply for my licence at any time as well.  My dream has always been to win the world heavyweight title… But I will be back in the gym even though I do not know when the board will grant me a new licence to box. I am already on record as saying I bitterly regret what happened in Germany. And if anyone wants to hear it again: I’m sorry. The Boxing Board’s decision to withdraw my licence has really hurt me. But what is hasn’t done is dampen my love for the sport

Well in the meantime we heard Morrisons is hiring? They could probably do with a bodyguard…