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Broner suspended by the WBC pending apology for Molina comments

Phil Jay 08/05/2014

The World Boxing Council have hit former lightweight title holder Adrien Broner with a suspension following comments the American made against recent opponent Carlos Molina.

Now campaigning at 140lbs, Broner made derogatory remarks about Molina in the aftermath of their contest, which Broner won, and the WBC have now issued the following statement to WBN.

‘Adrien Broner , former WBC lightweight champion has offended many persons of the world with his words during the interview after the fight vs 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 have different meanings and can be interpreted in different ways , the WBC is issuing this open letter to Adrien Broner to either clarify what he meant with his words or to issue a public apology if those words were intended to be despective and offensive.

Adrien Broner is hereby suspended from participating in any WBC sanctioned Championship and will be excluded from the WBC Ratings until the time he makes a public apology satisfactorily to the public of the world.

Boxing is a great sport , it is a world sport and boxers are honorable and exemplary members of the community. FairPlay and human equality must always be upheld.’

Broner is in line for a shot at one of the light-welterweight world champions in the near future following his recent victory on the Floyd Mayweather undercard, although without steps to rebuild his relationship with the WBC, he won’t be fighting for the title if Danny Garcia vacates to move up in weight.

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