WBC Accepts Broner Apology

BY The Sweet Science ON July 16, 2014
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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 No. 3 in the super lightweight division.

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.

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brownsugar says:

Now that the obligatory slap on the wrist has been dispensed and the band aid of public decency has been administered how about updating whatever published codex of personal conduct exists... And making sure its been reviewed and signed by every boxer...trainer and manager in the business.

Its time for some universal inforcement .... Not just knee jerk retribution when the audience replies with too many emails.

Also....Espinoza, explain what your expectations are for the fighters beforehand...don't allow them to have a microphone with musical accompaniment while belting out obscene lyrics with blatant use of the n-word only to be outraged on the fourth iteration of the proceedings.

It was good that the powers that be clamped down on Broner...but why not set the standards going forward for the whole business?

oubobcat says:

Now that the obligatory slap on the wrist has been dispensed and the band aid of public decency has been administered how about updating whatever published codex of personal conduct exists... And making sure its been reviewed and signed by every boxer...trainer and manager in the business.

Its time for some universal inforcement .... Not just knee jerk retribution when the audience replies with too many emails.

Also....Espinoza, explain what your expectations are for the fighters beforehand...don't allow them to have a microphone with musical accompaniment while belting out obscene lyrics with blatant use of the n-word only to be outraged on the fourth iteration of the proceedings.

It was good that the powers that be clamped down on Broner...but why not set the standards going forward for the whole business?


The Commish has suggested as well they take the microphone away from him and I think that's a good idea. He wants attention and will do and say anything to get that attention.

For his next fight, Showtime should do no pre or post fight interviews. And do not show the ring entrance either. Lets go straight to the ring intros, show the fight and move on. It will send a message to Broner at the very least.

brownsugar says:

The Commish has suggested as well they take the microphone away from him and I think that's a good idea. He wants attention and will do and say anything to get that attention.

For his next fight, Showtime should do no pre or post fight interviews. And do not show the ring entrance either. Lets go straight to the ring intros, show the fight and move on. It will send a message to Broner at the very least.


I understand the concern about Broner. But he's done what was asked and has remained out of the spot light since he was banned. To further penalize the man is overkill.
If he hasn't learned what's acceptable by now he will face harsher penalties in the future that will cripple his ability to generate revenue.
Revenue is what motivates Broner...he will not jeopardize being able to flaunt his paycheck.
I personally like watching the pre fight interviews and ring walks of every fighter.
Even if the fighters name is Adrian Broner.
Remember that Broner was given access but he wasn't given any boundaries.
So he abused the boundaries because no limits were ever set.
The guy was given too long a leash.
He's going to comply like everybody else who wants to keep their job.

amayseng says:

Self respect, human dignity, logic and reasoning should all provide a human being natural boundaries.

Broner has none of those characteristics so he needs to be treated as such.

Like an ignorant child.

brownsugar says:

Self respect, human dignity, logic and reasoning should all provide a human being natural boundaries.

Broner has none of those characteristics so he needs to be treated as such.

Like an ignorant child.


I'm sorry Amayseng but you don't know what Broner is capable of. His apology ....even if it was rendered for the purpose of getting the ban lifted has obviously proven to be enough of a deterrent to result in a change of behavior.
We have the Algieri's and GGG's of boxing and then we have the bad boys like Fury, Haye and Broner.
The diversity makes the sport more interesting and polarizes interest among the fans.
Broners apology was the act of a man wanting to go back to work.
And his moment of shame was no worse than an outburst from a frustrated tennis pro at wembleton.
Broner will be back in September. We Will see how much this experience has to impacted him then.

Skibbz says:

I understand the concern about Broner. But he's done what was asked and has remained out of the spot light since he was banned. To further penalize the man is overkill.
If he hasn't learned what's acceptable by now he will face harsher penalties in the future that will cripple his ability to generate revenue.
Revenue is what motivates Broner...he will not jeopardize being able to flaunt his paycheck.
I personally like watching the pre fight interviews and ring walks of every fighter.
Even if the fighters name is Adrian Broner.
Remember that Broner was given access but he wasn't given any boundaries.
So he abused the boundaries because no limits were ever set.
The guy was given too long a leash.
He's going to comply like everybody else who wants to keep their job.


It's true, but there has to be a point when an individual realises the bounds of what they can do and what they can't do. If they can't it implies that these boundaries don't exist to them in their personal lives, hence reflecting on the nature of the person. Broner's disregard for the boundaries (which I assume he knows where they lie) and his previous conviction(s?) show that he does not care for boundaries imposed by others. He is also undisciplined and does not heed the advice of others whom are more mature and experienced than he is.

It's not personal, it's informed opinion based on analysis of the facts. The Army would be good for Broner.

deepwater2 says:

Talk is cheap. Broner will move on to the hip-hop game or reality show circuit if he doesn't start cutting down these stiffs they set up for him. Broner isn't backing up his talk in the ring and if he keeps it up he will be forgotten in the boxing world.

I'm surprised lil Floyd didn't get hit with a fine for saying " no homo" during the press conference yesterday. The NBA hit Roy Hibbert with a $75,000 fine for saying "no homo" during a press conference.( * disclaimer I am for freedom of speech and do not care what anyone says ,unless fire in a movie theater or bomb on an airplane. )

Who can forget after Julio Cesar Chavez beat Camacho ,during the post fight interview in the ring , JCC puts his arm around Camacho and says, " he fought like a man, not like a maricon."

Bernie Campbell says:

You guys are jerking around too much with this boy! I give the Govorner of New York State 202! Adrian Broner! Mark my word friscoes!

amayseng says:

I'm sorry Amayseng but you don't know what Broner is capable of. His apology ....even if it was rendered for the purpose of getting the ban lifted has obviously proven to be enough of a deterrent to result in a change of behavior.
We have the Algieri's and GGG's of boxing and then we have the bad boys like Fury, Haye and Broner.
The diversity makes the sport more interesting and polarizes interest among the fans.
Broners apology was the act of a man wanting to go back to work.
And his moment of shame was no worse than an outburst from a frustrated tennis pro at wembleton.
Broner will be back in September. We Will see how much this experience has to impacted him then.


Broner appologized because he wants to get paid.

It had nothing to do with character, maturity or humility.

Either way, rules have been established and boundaries have been given to a poor human being who thought none of them applied to him.

I have stated I dont think his statements were racial, I think his overall actions over the years are a disgrace, to humanity.

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