Strike two: WBC strips Mayweather of light welterweight title

August 11 2015 5:10 PM

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. lost another title as the World Boxing Council (WBC) stripped him of his light welterweight belt, which he won in September 2013 when he defeated Raul Cenalo Alvarez, according to ringtv.com.

The WBC said as per its regulation, Mayweather should have defended his title within 18 months of winning it.

The WBC’s move came a little more than a month after the World Boxing Organization (WBO) stripped Mayweather on July 7 of his welterweight title that he won after defeating Filipino boxing champion, Manny Pacquiao, via unanimous decision in Las Vegas, Nevada last May 2.

The WBO said that Mayweather could not hold similar titles in the same division.

Mayweather was fined $200,000 from the May 2 fight where he pocketed more than $220 million.

Mayweather, who holds a 48-0 card, is set to fight Haitian-American Andre Berto in the last bout of his career.

Mayweather said he would be ending his career on a winning note, aiming to tie the record set by the great heavyweight boxer Rocky Mariano who retired undefeated at 49-0.

 

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