Emanuel Williams, the unorthodox ‘boxer’ who caused a stir on ESPN, has been suspended by the Oklahoma Commission.
In what is standard practice, the OSAC ban any fighter who has been knocked out in a recent contest for a month.
This means Williams will be eligible to compete again from December 16 onwards.
Hopefully, the 20 year-old has brushed up on his skills by that time.
Social media uproar began soon after the first bell sounded for his clash with John Rincon live on ESPN+.
The fight took place at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City on November 16, but only one of the competitors belonged in there.
Boasting an eye-catching style, the Louisiana youngster had barely any cornermen. Add to that a non-existent defense into the bargain.
Harshly, it seemed like he’d been plucked out of the crowd and handed a pair of gloves.
Credit to Rincon, who defeated what was in front of him in just 84 seconds, although Williams could have been seriously hurt.
Mercifully going to the body once he saw the extent of Williams’ skillset, Rincon ended the fight at will.
Williams has since been labelled ‘Bambi on Ice’ and ‘The World’s Worst Boxer’ for his part in the ‘contest’. Which took place on a Top Rank card with a world title headliner.
Headlining the event was world super-lightweight champion Maurice Hooker in fending off mandatory challenger Alex Saucedo.
One of the world’s biggest promotional forces, questions are now being asked as to who made the decision to sanction Williams to fight.
As a whole, the bout was shocking and has correctly been condemned ever since.
There are now calls for the Oklahoma Commission to revoke Williams’ license permanently.