Floyd Mayweather Jr. Loses Title Won in Manny Pacquiao Fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Loses Title From
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been stripped of his latest belt.

The World Boxing Organization has revoked the legendary boxer of the welterweight world title he earned during his pay-per-view fight against Manny Pacquiao that broke all financial records and TV ratings for a boxing match.

Mayweather, who holds a 48-0 boxing record, missed Friday’s deadline to pay a $200,000 sanctioning fee. The WBO requires boxers to share a percentage of their earnings with the organization. Mayweather made more than $220 million from the Pacquiao fight.

“The WBO world championship committee is allowed no other alternative but to cease to recognize Mr. Floyd Mayweather Jr. as the WBO welterweight champion of the world and vacate his title for failing to comply with our WBO regulations of world championship contests,” WBO said in a statement.

Mayweather also lost his two junior middleweight titles as the WBO prohibits boxers from holding world titles in multiple weight classes.

“It’s a complete disgrace,” Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe told ESPN.com. “Floyd will decide what, or if any, actions he will take. But in the meantime he’s enjoying a couple of hundred million he made from his last outing and this has zero impact on anything he does.”

“Floyd Mayweather has a great deal of respect for each and every organization, as he has always had in his 19-year career, but he will not be dictated to by any organization or person as it relates to his decision making.”

Mayweather has two weeks to file an appeal.

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  1. Scott Senjo says:

    Floyd is brilliant.

  2. Manny Cuaresma says:

    Mayweather is smarter than other people think. Why would he pay $200,000 fee when he himself declared after he won the Pacquiao fight that he will relinguish the title so others will have a chance for the belt. He did not have any intention of retaining the title. He is a businessman and $ 200,000 is $200,000 in his pocket. Good for you Floyd.

  3. Is this someone’s way to get another fight gpoing between the two? More money for greedy.

  4. david says:

    that an’t fair to our boy please issue nice jugdement coz the WBC can’t fail to pay the dues #david

  5. Henry Mayes says:

    This is sad! People want this Man to lose so bad anything they can view as a loss, these “People” will run with it. Mayweather did not pay the sanctioning fee of $200,000, so logic would suggest that he never wanted the title. Mayweather just made over 300 million dollars for the Pacquiao fight, so I think he could have afforded the sanctioning fee. Besides that Mayweather stated immediately after the Pacquiao fight that he would vacate some of his titles.

  6. Jon A. Pinder says:

    I doubt very seriously that Floyd “MONEY” Mayweather really cares about the WBO stripping him of his belt. Everybody saw him beat Manny Pacquiao fair and square in the ring; so there’s little else to prove to a bunch of “suits”…LOL

    • David Benjamin says:

      Everybody saw him run like a beheaded chicken. I’m no Mayweather fan..but this is some kind of bullshit right here. He didn’t give the WBO their cut..so they cut him as their champ. The whole thing is another black eye for the sport of boxing. Good thing I watch UFC..even though Dana has some problem children in the family he’s gotta deal with.

  7. ginga says:

    good karma. you don’t deservwd to be a winner your a losser..

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