Floyd Mayweather Jr. Stripped of WBO 147-Pound Title Belt

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“According to Ryan O’Hara of ThaBoxingVoice.com, Mayweather declined to pay the $200,000 sanctioning fee for the title by the deadline. Also, he decided against vacating the WBA and WBC junior middleweight titles, which was necessary since boxers are not permitted to hold world championships in multiple weight classes, per Chris Williams of BoxingNews24.com.

After his huge victory over Pacquiao, Mayweather initially expressed his desire to vacate the titles he won, according to ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto:

I don’t know if it will be Monday or maybe a couple weeks. I’ll talk to my team and see what we need to do. Other fighters need a chance. Give other fighters a chance. I’m not greedy.

I’m a world champion in two different weight classes. It’s time to let other fighters fight for the belt.”

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