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Fake Butt Slap? Shane Mosley fires back at the WBC

Shane Mosley and His VP of Operations Trista Pisani are extremely disappointed with the recent comments made by WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman. Yesterday the WBC distributed a press release stating that, “The World Boxing Council expresses complete rejection concerning the embarrassing fight simulation between Shane Mosley and Ricardo Mayorga at their press conference yesterday.”

This statement was released in regards to the bad judgment exercised by Mayorga who slapped Ms. Pisani on her back side as their final press conference was ending. The notion that the WBC would comment on this terrible act against a woman (in an executive role no less) without first examining the facts and at the very least picking up a phone and calling Team Mosley to hear their side of the story on the events that took place is very disappointing and frankly is appalling.

Mayorga backtracked and said that he was coerced into this vile act only after he received countless negative comments and reactions from the general public and a stern phone call from Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.

It appears very obvious that the WBC reacted to Mayorga’s interview with the Nicaraguan press after the phone call from his President in which he was reportedly told that he would lose the support of Ortega if he didn’t immediately clean up his act. This type of irresponsible commentary without one shred of fact checking is alarming. It goes without saying that Mayorga has a history of irrational behavior.

When a woman is potenially violated the WBC has a responsibility to tread more carefully and owes Ms. Pisani an apology.

WBC rejects simulated fights like Mosley vs. Mayorga at press conference

The World Boxing Council expresses complete rejection concerning the embarrassing fight simulation between Shane Mosley and Ricardo Mayorga at their press conference yesterday.

In a video that has been spread through media and social networks, a staged fight – previously agreed to – is shown between the fighters. Shane Mosley’s and Ricardo Mayorga’s actions could have generated more serious and unfortunate consequences. These actions are totally unacceptable for our sport.

Our Lifetime President, Don Jose Sulaiman (may he rest in peace) suffered for many years after being injured during a fight between the camps of Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis, a brawl that was previously agreed to without awareness that other people were nearby.

The World Boxing Council has a very special esteem for Shane Mosley and Ricardo Mayorga due to their glorious achievements in the ring. But at the same time, we firmly regret these actions that only hurt their image and their legacy.

Danny Roman Ranked as No. 15 Super Bantamweight by WBA

Danny Roman (16-2-1, 5 KOs), the current NABA Super Bantamweight Champion, has joined an elite group of boxers. The World Boxing Association has ranked Roman as its number fifteenth challenger. The ranking comes just weeks after Roman won his current title against veteran Daniel Noriega in July.

“I was at the gym working out when the ranking became official,” said the 25-year-old Roman. “When I got home, I got a call from my manager telling me I was now ranked by the WBA. I was beyond excited. Out of all the fighters in the world, I’m now considered among the best.”

On the year, Roman is a perfect four-for-four and expects to have at least one more fight before the year is out. The victories all came against experienced boxers with a combined 96 wins between them. The list includes: Miguel Tamayo (March), Giovanni Caro (April), Chris Martin (May), and Daniel Noriega (July).

“Boxing consumes my life,” continued Roman, who lives and trains in Los Angeles. “I don’t care much for the nightlife. I’m dedicated to boxing. All the hard work is starting to pay off.”

“We are very pleased with Danny’s progress,” said Ken Thompson, president of Thompson Boxing Promotions. “Over the last year, he’s faced an increased level of competition and has performed extremely well against boxers far more experienced than him. Our plan is to continue to develop him and get him ready for bigger fights down the road.”

Thompson Boxing Promotions’ next event is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 25, from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. A formal release with full fight card will be announced soon.

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