Floyd Mayweather had won last May 2 in Las Vegas in the match of the century, against Filipino Manny Pacquiao, the welterweight title: now the WBO (World Championship Committee) has taken away the crown from his hands. The American boxer did not report it, as it should have under the Regulation within Friday, July 3, the resignation of the WBA super welterweight title in order to maintain that of the WBO welterweight. Under the rules of the World Boxing Organization, a boxer may not hold a world title in the most weight classes.
“The WBO – reads the resolution of its executive committee – had no alternative but to not recognize to Floyd Mayweather Jr. the title of world champion welterweight and consider not assigned the title for the failure to comply with its rules. You can not be more samples in different weight classes, and the US has not given up any welterweight title. The WBO has the utmost respect for him and all results achieved during his career. But Mayweather has always claimed agree and aware as regards the rules to which a sample of the WBO must follow. “Now the 38 year-old, even though he had said, immediately after the victory against Pacquiao, that would leave vacant both titles, giving reasons for its choice with the desire to make room for the younger boxers, has 14 days to appeal.
Translation provided by Pietro Ferreri