The World Boxing Council (WBC) has suspended Adrien Broner for his racially insensitive comments following his dominant victory over Carlos Molina.
The former two division champion comfortably outpointed his opponent to secure a unanimous decision at the MGM Grand in La Vegas and win the vacant super lightweight title on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather Jr v Marcos Maidana.
However the 24-year-old's dominant performance was marred by his post-match comments where he told Showtime's Jim Gray: "I've beaten up Africans and I just beat the f**k out of a Mexican."
Broner will be barred from competing in any WBC sanctioned matches and will be excluded from the WBS rankings until the former lightweight champion issues a public apology.
A statement from the WBC read: "Adrien Broner, former WBC lightweight champion has offended many persons of the world with his words during the interview after the fight vs Molina.
"The World Boxing Council holds human equality as its banner and will not accept a former WBC champion to make racially offensive statements.
"Since words have different meanings and can be interpreted in different ways , the WBC is issuing this open letter to Adrien Broner to either clarify what he meant with his words or to issue a public apology if those words were intended to be despective and offensive."
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer was quick to apologise for Broner's comments – that also fell on Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo – and suggested he will get veteran Bernard Hopkins to talk to the fighter about his future conduct.
"Sometimes (Broner) says stuff without really thinking, because as I came out into the ring the first thing he said to be was 'I'm so sorry that I said what I said.'" Schaefer told Boxing Scene. "He's a young guy and I'm going to keep trying to explain to him, and maybe sometimes Bernard (Hopkins) who has the experience would certainly be a great coach in that regard."