Mayweather stripped of WBC light middleweight title

Milan Ordoņez on Aug 11, 2015 02:04 PM
Mayweather stripped of WBC light middleweight title
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In early July, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) decided to strip Floyd Mayweather of the wolrd welterweight title he won from Manny Pacquiao on May 2nd. 

The reason was mainly due to Junior’s failure to comply to the organizations rules about simultaneously holding world titles in two different weight classes.

On Monday (Tuesday, PHT), the World Boxing Council (WBC) has also decided to take away one of Mayweather’s titles. This time, they went after his light middleweight belt, a title he won against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in September 2013.

According to a report by Chuck Giampa of RingTV.com, the WBC decided to take the said action due to Mayweather’s inactivity as the 154-pound champion. The Ring’s championship policy is that a belt-holder must defend his title at his championship weight (in this case, 154-pounds) within 18 months, or will be stripped of it, otherwise.

Mayweather bagged the title after a landslide unanimous decision verdict over Alvarez.

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