May 7, 2014: WBC Suspends and Demands Public Apology from Adrien Broner
Adrien Broner, a former WBC lightweight champion, has offended many people around the world with his words during his post-fight interview after his fight against Carlos Molina.
The World Boxing Council holds human equality as its banner and will not accept a former WBC champion to make racially offensive statements.
Since words can be interpreted in different ways, the WBC is issuing this open letter to Mr. Broner to either clarify his statement, or to issue a public apology if those words were intended to be disrespectful and offensive.
Mr. Broner is hereby suspended from participating in any WBC-sanctioned championships, and will be excluded from the WBC ratings until he makes a public apology satisfactory to the public of the world.
Boxing is a great sport. It is a world sport, and boxers should be honorable and exemplary members of the community. Fair play and human equality must always be upheld.