Boxing is sometimes referred to as the red light district of the sports world. A new black eye forms on the sweet science with disturbing regularity, and the sanctioning bodies, those organizations who bestow the belts upon the fighters, are good for a few doozies a year.
The president of the Mexico-based WBC, Jose Sulaiman, has stepped over the line, many feel, with remarks touching on the Floyd Mayweather domestic battery case. Mayweather was sentenced last week to serve no more than 90 days for getting into a physical altercation with the mother of his kids, in front of those kids, in September 2010. The 80 year-old Sulaiman, who was elected WBC prez in 1975, and is just so damned effective he gets re-elected again and again, just told the Manila Standard/BoxingScene.com that the WBC hasn’t decided officially whether or not to follow their bylaws, and strip Mayweather of his welterweight title, but it looks like they are leaning hard toward letting him keep the strap. What gives anyone that idea? His jaw-droppingly idiotic quote when discussing the possibility that Mayweather’s title could get yanked: ....“(B)eating a lady is highly critical, [but] it is not a major sin or crime.”
Not a major sin or crime in what universe, pal?
Sulai-moron, I mean, Sulaiman gets points for honesty, I guess, when he states that he wants to see Mayweather fight Manny Pacquiao, and that’s why he’s not inclined to do anything to get in the way of that clash. Do anything like, you know, stand by his organization’s or his own principles.