(FOX19) - Cincinnati native and professional boxer Adrien Broner has been suspended by the World Boxing Council after he made racially-charged comments.
In a post-fight interview following his victory over Carlos Molina, Broner said "I've beaten Africans and I just beat the F-out of a Mexican." On Wednesday, the WBC suspended him and issued an ultimatum.
"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," the statement read.
Broner has yet to comment publically on the suspension.
The entire statement from WBC reads:
"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."