Boxing judge Gloria Martinez Rizzo has been suspended after a disputed scorecard that she submitted left to past racist tweets about former First Lady Michelle Obama and NBA star LeBron James surfacing.
“Ok monkey face your time is gone bye bye,” Rizzo tweeted in response to a 2018 story about Michelle. Another tweet of hers from October of 2020 read, “Le Brom (sic) is so stupid that the only thing he can do is play basketball, other than that go back to the stable.”
Rizzo, who is referred to as “Martinez” by the WBA, has yet to comment about the situation.
WBA president Gilberto Mendoza announced on Wednesday night that Rizzo will be suspended for six months, according to Daily Mail. The two of them reportedly met on Thursday in Miami to discuss Rizzo’s future.
Those comments she made in the past — she might be expelled by the WBA,” Mendozza said. “I don’t support any kind of racism. I believe in equality. … Sports are the only thing that brings equality into the world sometimes.”
“We need to get new judges,” he added, according to ABC News. “I have a concept of making an academy and bringing people who like boxing to online courses and test them in different parts of the world. I want to step away from the boxing circle and find fans who like boxing [to become judges].”
Rizzo also had some other controversial tweets that have come back to haunt her. Last year, she called for the killing of a Black Lives Matter organizer. She additionally posted claims that Joe Biden had stolen the election from Donald Trump, something that makes her cancellable in the eyes of the left.
“You looked great,” she tweeted to Trump in 2020. “Shine like star our President was so cute n proud of you.”
“Who care their opinion, President Trump looks cute dancing,” Rizzo wrote last year in response to a story about former “Seinfeld” cast members criticizing Trump’s on-stage dance moves.
On top of that, Rizzo demanded that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) be deported from the United States.