The WBC is currently holding its 47th annual convention in South Korea at the moment, and one of the pieces of news that has come out of the big to-do is one of the stupidest pieces of news boxing has had in some time.
WBC President Jose Sulaiman proposed that notoriously foul-mouthed heavyweight Cristobal Arreola should be suspended for cursing after his loss to WBC heavyweight titlist Vitali Klitschko in September.
This was put to a vote -- seriously.
It was agreed upon that Arreola would be suspended for six months -- seriously.
So if you ever wonder if sanctioning body conventions are anything more than thinly-veiled excuses for these guys to get drunk in an exotic locale and hang out for a few days, this should be a hint. I'm not saying they do nothing useful at these things -- they are also, to their credit, looking into fighter deaths -- but could this have possibly been a bigger waste of however long they spent discussing it?
Anyway, despite the WBC's finger-wagging, expect Arreola to go ahead and fight anyway on December 5 in Atlantic City, live on HBO.