Sulaiman Offers Mea Culpa- Sorta (Floyd Mayweather)
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing (Dec 29, 2011) Doghouse Boxing
I have to be honest, I never knew that the WBC had a rule that basically stated that anyone convicted of a felony would be stripped of their WBC world titles. Well, we all know Jose Sulaiman has been known to flat out bend or change the rules as it suits him. Regarding this issue and Floyd Mayweather, who is set to serve time for charges on domestic violence he told the Manila Standard,"“beating a lady is highly critical it is not a major sin or crime.”

Yeah, those words caused quite the stir as expected. So in response, the WBC released this statement today:

“I would like to clarify my feelings about some recent comments of mine, and apologize for not finding the right words in English - there are many times when I cannot find the right words to express what I really mean. The comments attributed to me are a complete misrepresentation of my true feelings.

“I am a devoted husband and father of two daughters, and have three wonderful granddaughters, as well. The Virgin of Guadalupe is my superior saint. I am the person that developed female boxing, and I am the person in the WBC that has always been concerned with the protection of women in the ring. I have always been a strong supporter of women’s rights and the protection of women in society. Those are the facts – everybody knows me.

“In my comments, I just meant to say that I have always been in the corner of all the boxers of the world. They are my greatest heroes and, good or bad, I will always be in their corner.

“I know Floyd Mayweather personally, and I know that he’s a good person. I know that he accepted a plea deal for a serious offense, and I did not intend to make light of that. The judge sentenced him to 90 days, which I think is fair. But I know that Floyd is a good human being with a good heart, and I am confident that he will redeem himself with his actions in the future.

“I just wanted Floyd to know that the WBC will always stay strongly in his corner.”

Yeah, I think he lost everyone again with that last statement. The word is that Sergio Martinez will be making a statement tomorrow repudiating the WBC( which has basically jerked him around as it relates to his shot at Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.) for it’s actions. Based on the stances that he has taken on violence against women and bullying, the loudest action he could take would be to just renounce any association with Sulaiman’s organization.

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