WBC bans Mexican boxers from Arizona

source: fightnews.com
 

World boxing Council President Jose Sulaiman, the WBC Board of Governors, and the Federation of Boxing Commissions of Mexico (FECOMBOX) have unanimously agreed not to authorize Mexican boxers to leave the country to fight professionally in Arizona due to “the shameful, inhumane, and discriminatory anti-immigration law, which is no other thing than a flagrant violation to the basic principles of dignity and equality between races.” A WBC statement likened the new Arizona law cracking down on illegal immigration to apartheid in South Africa noting that great figures of boxing have fought in Arizona including Julio Cesar Chavez, Salvador Sanchez, Konstantin Tszyu, and “Coloradito” Lopez and that the WBC will not expose boxers “to suffer that degrading act, humiliating and inhumane, as racial discrimination is.” The prohibition will come into effect on May 1st, 2010, respecting retroactive contracts. The WBC also notes that they are certain that the Arizona State Boxing Commission will understand that this is “an action against politicians who do not have a just mind and do not respect human equality.”

THE WBC DISQUALIFIES ARIZONA

Jose Sulaiman, World Boxing Council President, the WBC Board of Governors, and the Federation of Boxing Commissions of Mexico (FECOMBOX) unanimously agreed that they will not authorize Mexican boxers to leave the country to fight professionally in Arizona, United States, due to the shameful, inhumane, and discriminatory anti-immigration law, which is no other thing than a flagrant violation to the basic principles of dignity and equality between races.

The WBC fully devoted itself to fight against Apartheid in South Africa for 19 long years, until Nelson Mandela, who was in prison for about 27 years, was released to later become the President of such country.

Great figures of boxing have fought in Arizona, boxers such as Julio Cesar Chavez, Salvador Sanchez, Konstantin Tszyu, “Coloradito” Lopez and many, many others, even Mexican preliminary fighters, and the WBC will not allow that in boxing, athletes are exposed to suffer that degrading act, humiliating and inhumane, as racial discrimination is.

This prohibition will come into effect on May 1st, 2010, respecting retroactive contracts; we are certain that the Arizona State Boxing Commission, amicable and always in mutual cooperation with us, will understand that this is an action against politicians who do not have a just mind and do not respect human equality.

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jacktripper site profile image  

5/3/10 1:06 PM by jacktripper

all you racist white americans need to STFU... what we need to do is follow mexicos example on how to treat illegal immigrants, im sure theyre MUCH kinder to illegals from central and south america than us white gringo racistsi say we overturn the AZ law and just do what the wise tolerant people of mexico do

wiegraf site profile image  

5/2/10 11:14 AM by wiegraf

I totally support the Arizona law and Sheriff Joe. I honestly don't understand why people are okay with rampant illegal immigrants doing whatever they want.

Emotion #13 site profile image  

5/2/10 11:13 AM by Emotion #13

 good

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5/2/10 11:13 AM by Emotion #13

 good

Kolache site profile image  

5/2/10 11:02 AM by Kolache

I have a problem with some aspects of this law, but comments like this are so annoying. Sure, most of us are descendants of immigrants, but the U.S was a big country with very few people (including Native Americans) living in it at the time of mass European immigration. Our population is now over 300 million. And the early waves of immigration were nothing compared to the mass immigration that has taken place since 1965.I just don't think it's logical to say that since we're all immigrants, we should open our borders to the billions of poor people in this world. Our resources are stretched pretty thin already.

Blazing Knees site profile image  

5/2/10 6:14 AM by Blazing Knees

 vtfd

Anton Chigurh site profile image  

5/2/10 3:44 AM by Anton Chigurh

Excellent point, democracy in action. The will of the people.

Fite site profile image  

5/1/10 11:45 PM by Fite

awww fuck these protesters i'm mexican from arizona and support this law 100%.... if they crash into you and kill your spouse, guess what they won't stick around to face charges they'll flee to Mexico. They can hurt you, steal from you, kill you and flee.. and yes most are law abiding and hard working but the irony is, coming to this country illegally is not law abiding to begin with.

Monsters Ball site profile image  

5/1/10 11:25 PM by Monsters Ball

I'm surprised at the vile hatred being spewed by the people that oppose the will of Arizona citizens who legally voted for this law.Making it about racism, indians, nazis...etc. All kind of hysteria when it is actually the ILLEGAL ALIENS that are illegal and breaking the laws of this country.Get out and come back in legally if you want to be here!

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5/1/10 11:23 PM by Monsters Ball

The Bear nailed it!!!



 

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