Boxer Dereck Chirosa has been re-issued with his boxing licence almost exactly a year after he stripped of it due to violent conduct in Munich.

The 29-year-old was involved in a brawl with boxer David Haye at a press conference in February last year which led to the British Boxing Board of Control revoking his licence on 14 March 2012.

This meant that the boxer had to fight Haye using a Luxembourg licence.

Chisora, who has an upcoming  fight on 20 April, said:

I’m glad that this whole episode is finally behind me and I can carry on with my boxing career in my own country and with a British Boxing Board of Control license.

I would like to thank everyone who has kept faith in me over the troubled months and I look forward to repaying their loyalty with my performances in the ring as opposed to my action outside of it.

His promoter Frank Warren said:

I’m delighted that the British Boxing Board Control has made the right decision and reinstated Dereck’s license and the slate is now clean.

He is an exciting fighter who always gives 100 per cent. We will announce who Dereck will be fighting at Wembley Arena shortly but it’s great to have him back in action and we’ve got some big plans for him.