Floyd Mayweather has been stripped of the WBO welterweight championship belt which e picked up following his victory over many Pacquiao.
Mayweather who claimed he was going to vacart his championships after the “fight of the century” to allow younger fighters a chance to win titles did not relinquish his belts and failed to pay WBO the 200 thousand dollar fee to administer the fine and following the passing of his July 3rd deadline, the WBO were forced to strip him of the title. “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.” said a statement on wboboxing.com. Mayweather has until the 20th of this month to challenge the decision.
In the meantime, the WBO welterweight championship would be contested for by Timothy Bradley and Jessie Vargas on the 27th of July.