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WBC condemns staged Mosley-Mayorga scuffle

The World Boxing Council made it a point to express its disapproval of the staged ruckus at the Mosley-Mayorga II presser.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

The WBC has come out and formally rejected the simulated brawl that happened during the Mosley-Mayorga II press conference. For any of you who missed it, Mayorga appeared to smack Shane Mosley's girlfriend on the behind during the face off, which in turned caused Shane to go after Mayorga -- or at least that's what they wanted the general public to believe.

After the presser, Mayorga took a lot of heat in the media for being a low-life scoundrel because of his behavior, which in turn prompted him to come clean and admit the whole thing was staged at Shane's behest in order to drum up interest in the fight. Yesterday, the WBC released this announcement on the whole facade on its website.

The World Boxing Council expresses complete rejection concerning the embarrassing fight simulation between Shane Mosley and Ricardo Mayorga. In a video that has been spread through media and social networks, a fight, previously agreed, is shown between the fighters. Shane Mosley's and Ricardo Mayorga's actions could have generated more serious and unfortunate consequences. These actions are totally unacceptable to our sport.

Our Lifetime President, Don Jose Sulaiman ( May he rest in peace) suffered for many years, after being injured during a fight between the camps Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis. A brawl that was previously agreed, without awareness that other people were nearby. The World Boxing Council has in very a special esteem for Shane Mosley and Ricardo Mayorga, due to their glorious achievements in the ring. But at the self-same time we firmly regret these actions that only hurt their image and their legacy.

Yeah Shane, feigning sexual assaults on camera in order to sell more tickets is just embarrassing. Or perhaps it's more embarrassing that you couldn't just get Mayorga to keep his mouth shut about it. Maybe even worst of all is that you exploited your girlfriend (and she willingly agreed) to make a mockery of a serious issue. But hey, anything for a dollar I suppose.

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