Boxer Chris Arreola Banned From Boxing For Six Months For…Swearing?
After becoming incredibly emotional, including open weeping, after his corner stopped his September 26th fight against Vitali Klitschko, Chris Arreola “worked blue” and swore during his post-fight interview. Now the boxer has been suspended for six months.
Tears flowed freely as he thanked the crowd and the boxer later relied on some industrial language to express his intent to hit back following the defeat.
World Boxing Council president Jose Sulaiman took a very dim view of the use of a swear word in Arreola’s post-fight interview, however, and on Tuesday proposed the 28-year-old be banned from competing for six months.
The WBC’s board of governors approved the sanction at the body’s annual convention in Jeju, South Korea.
Industrial language? That’s the first time I have ever heard swearing described that way. If someone were to ask me what I thought “industrial language” meant without the context of this story, I would have guessed it was a secret form of communication that Al Jourgensen, Trent Reznor and the guys from Skinny Puppy used to interact as they made plans for world domination. Did I mention I still think it’s 1995?
Heavyweight fighter banned for industrial language [Reuters]