The head of the WBC Mauricio Sulaiman recently stated that he would rank Tyson if he came back and boxed professionally which isn’t a good look for him and the WBC. However when you look into what he actually said it turns out hes under the impression that Tyson is coming back in an exhibition (which he is) but that if Tyson did want to box professionally again Sulaiman would give him a ranking if he asked because he has so much respect for Tyson and wants to help him.
I personally don’t have any problem with this as there is a very low possibility of Tyson taking to the paid ranks again and its almost a throwaway comment from Sulaiman that has been taken out of context and put as the headline of multiple articles. I feel he is taking undue criticism here and it takes a lot for me to say that as i’m not a fan of any of the sanctioning bodies. I understand that giving Tyson a ranking encourages him when really people should be telling him that boxing professionally is a bad idea but I don’t think Sulaiman actually thinks that Tyson will get back into the ring outside of an exhibition.
If you want to criticize Sulaiman then do it because of the Franchise title situation or any of the dozen others things that are wrong with the WBC, not because he said he would support Mike Tyson.