SportsTailzz: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr will be stripped of his WBO 147 lbs title that he won against Manny Pacquiao on Monday, due to him not wanted to “vacate” his PREVIOUS TITLE the WBA and WBO 154 lbs. For his WBO 147 lbs. title.
It is against sanctioning organization rules for boxers to hold world titles in multiple weight classes. The WBC and WBA have been breaking their own rules by allowing Mayweather to hold their titles, but the WBO has declined to break its rules for Mayweather and it has told him he must make a decision. Also, Mayweather, who originally did not plan to accept the WBO title involved in the May 2 bout with Pacquiao, had a change of heart. Yet, he has not yet paid the sanctioning fee, according to the WBO.
So with the deadline missed, the WBO on Friday referred Mayweather’s situation to its championship committee. The WBO told ESPN.com that it likely will vote to strip Mayweather, perhaps as early as Monday.
Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, president of the WBO, told ESPN.com last week — emphatically — that if Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) did not comply with the rules he would be stripped if he missed the deadline.