The WBC — an otherwise worthless organization — actually made itself useful on Wednesday when it suspended Adrien Broner for an offensive postfight interview last weekend following the boxer’s win over Carlos Molina.
In the interview, Broner called himself the “can man” and stated that he “beat the f— out of a MexiCAN.” (warning: language is inappropriate and offensive)
The WBC responded Wednesday by issuing the following statement:
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.
As far as we can tell, Broner has not yet responded to the suspension. He doesn’t have to, and knowing him, he might not want to. Being offensive is what he does and who he is.