WBC reinstates Adrien Broner in ratings after voting to accept his apology
By Scott Gilfoid: The World Boxing Council (WBC) has agreed to reinstate former three division world champion Adrien Broner in their ratings after they voted in favor of accepting his public apology over the comments he made after his win over Carlos Molina last May.
During an interview with Showtime’s Jim Gray, Broner said “I just beat the [expletive] out of a Mexican.”
Broner claimed afterwards that he didn’t mean it as a racial statement, but some fans still weren’t too pleased about him making that remark. What Broner said was out of line and the WBC reacted swiftly by suspending him in their ranking.
Here’s the WBC’s statement on Broner:
The WBC Board of Governors has voted in favor of accepting the public apology presented by Adrien Broner during his hearing at the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The suspension which was in place has been lifted, and the WBC Ratings Committee has ranked him at #3 in the super lightweight division.
WBC Statement: Mr. Broner, a former WBC lightweight champion, is expected to understand his role in society while being a public figure and as a former champion, represent the organization which believes in human equality, fair play, and has an ongoing campaign against bullying.
Broner (28-1, 22 KOs) is scheduled to fight on September 6th against an opponent still to be determined. There’s been a number of names mentioned as possibly facing him, such as Zab Judah. It’s not likely to be someone truly good because it looks like his adviser Al Haymon is slowly rebuilding the 24-year-old Broner’s career following his loss to Marcos Maidana last December. What’s not known is how long the rebuilding process is going to take. Some of the problems that Broner has likely won’t go away no matter how many tune-up fights he’s given. He doesn’t have fast hands, he doesn’t move well, he doesn’t have a high work rate, and he’s not a huge puncher at 140-147. Broner is an excellent defensive fighter, and he appears to have a good chin.
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