“The board called a special meeting today at 5PM and voted me off the board and out the presidency,” former IBF President Marian Muhammad informed Fightnews.com. “They said that there were improper payments to my family members. A lie. I had paid my grandson and my son to clean the office and do some other work – something I had every right to do as long as I did not obligate the IBF to more than 10K. They also said that officials assignments were not being made evenly. More bull crap because we have to go through commissions and recommend officials. In most all cases, the commissions pick who they choose to work the fights.”
She continued, “The other thing was that I am driving the IBF into bankruptcy and that we operated at a 300K plus deficit during 2009. That may be true but we took in 200K+ sanction fees and that same board voted to pay Larry Hazzard 70K when I hired him at the end of 2008. This is where we see how many snakes will survive in this business.
“You can’t get more cut throat than what Daryl Peoples just did simply because he and Lindsey Tucker did not want Larry Hazzard in the IBF office. On more than one occasion, I made it clear that I was not going to get rid of Larry Hazzard. So to get rid of Larry, they cooked up these lies against me. None of the allegations they made against me were substantiated.”