Floyd Mayweather son would see his welterweight belt of WBO facing Manny Pacquiao gained him be removed, according to several media reports Monday.
The American who defeated Pacquiao by unanimous decision at the most lucrative fight in boxing history in the month of May would not have paid the penalty of $ 200,000 fee to the WBO before the deadline Friday. A committee met and decided to withdraw his title.
This decision would mean that Timothy Bradley son would become the champion of the category, who defeated Jessie Vargas for obtaining the interim title last month.
Mayweather (48-0-0, 26 KOs) has 14 days to take the decision on appeal, but it would be surprising that it be reversed.
Recall that the unification bout of the WBA title, WBO and WBC welterweight between Mayweather and Pacquiao son had generated revenues of $ 400 million. Mayweather still holds the WBA and WBC titles.
The popular 38-year-old boxer should fight for a 49th – and possibly last – time in September this year against an opponent still to be determined.